"The Department has already looked at ways to better verify income and family size
for all borrowers enrolled in IDR programs," the Secretary continued.
At the same time, the government must give more attention to the role of men in planning family size
and promoting women's reproductive health.
According to him, the high family size
is further driven by such factors as a low prevalence of contraceptive usage, preference for male children and cultural systems that regard the number of children born in a family as status symbol.
Although there had been arguments about the factors responsible for persistently high fertility levels in SSA, studies have shown that, apart from the low level of economic development and cultural factors that are peculiar to the region, sustained high fertility levels in the region have resulted mainly from early marriage, low contraceptive use; and high family size
preferenc (e9,11-13.) Other emerging contributors are non-marital births and teenage pregnancies (14).
Human right commission of Pakistan reports, social attitudes, large family size
and low literacy rate as factors of child labour in Pakistan.
The unmet need for modern contraception prevents thousands of families from choosing their desired family size
and perusing their dreams and aspirations,' Dr Hassan Mohtashami, the UNFPA representative in Pakistan, said.
is also an influencer of social support.
Such plans calculate payments based on income and family size
and can end in forgiveness after 20 or 25 years if there is any balance left to forgive.
This data was classified in three groups with different family size
, 5, 6-9 and 10.
Maternal education, employment and family size
were compared between the cases and control.
The Office for National Statistics figures showed the average family size
in England and Wales peaked for women born in 1935.