Ideational Influences on Marriage and Childbearing (ICPSR 34479)

Principal Investigator(s):


Collecting new data in the Chitwan Valley Family Study (CVPS), this project investigates the influence of ideational factors on both nuptiality and fertility in Nepal. This research examines: (1) how ideational factors influence marriage behavior, focusing primarily on the transition into first marital union; (2) how ideational factors intersect with socioeconomic structures to influence entrance into marriage; (3) how ideational factors influence fertility, considering both childbearing and the use of contraception; (4) how ideational, social, and economic structures intersect and combine to influence contraception and childbearing; and (5) how these ideational influences vary by both gender and age, and by husband-wife dynamics for fertility decisions.

Access Notes

  • These data are not available from ICPSR. Users should consult the data owners directly for details on obtaining these resources.

Study Description


This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   birth, birth control, birth expectations, child rearing, families, family planning, household composition, marriage

Geographic Coverage:   Global, Nepal

Data Collection Notes:

These data are not available from DSDR or ICPSR. Researchers should consult the principal investigator directly for details on obtaining access to the data and documentation:

Dr. Arland Thornton

Population Studies Center

University of Michigan

426 Thompson St., PO Box 1248

Ann Arbor, MI 48106