Chitwan Valley [Nepal] Family Study (ICPSR 4538) Update Now AvailableDSDR is pleased to announce that updated data and documentation files are now available for the Chitwan Valley [Nepal] Family Study (ICPSR 4538). The study was designed to investigate the influence of changing social contexts on family formation behaviors, marriage, childbearing, and contraceptive use. The research investigates the extent to which changes in the community produce changes in family formation behavior, and whether the family organization of individual life courses produces these changes in behavior. The study used a combination of ethnographic and survey research methods to gather 171 neighborhood histories, 142 school histories, 118 health service histories, 20 bus route histories, household farming practices, family planning histories, and household composition in Western Chitwan, Nepal. Click here to view the study description or access the study's datafiles or documentation.
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