Television and International Family Change: A Randomized Experiment (ICPSR 34461)

Principal Investigator(s): Jayakody, Rukmalie, Pennsylvania State University. Population Research Institute


Despite a substantial body of literature asserting that television impacts family formation and reproductive health attitudes and behaviors, clear evidence of a causal link is lacking. The goal of this project was to identify and examine the causal impacts of television on family formation and reproductive health in Vietnam using a large randomized experimental design.

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 control, birth expectations, families, media influence, media use, sexual attitudes, sexual behavior, sexual reproduction, television, television viewing

Geographic Coverage:    Asia, Global, Vietnam (Socialist Republic)

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. Rukmalie Jayakody

716 Oswald Tower

Population Research Institute

Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802