ABSTRACT OF THE PRE-PRINT RESEARCH PAPER
Religion, Ethnicity and Male Pronatalism in Selected Municipalities in the Poorest Provinces in the Philippines
by Marian C. Aniban, Master in Population Studies (November 2011)
Results of the study show that the level of pronatalism increases with increasing years of age. Pronatalism is lower among males with higher education and among respondents who are working and whose wives/partners are also working. Compared to Catholics and adherents of other religions, Muslim males have higher levels of pronatalism. Moreover, a substantial variation in pronatalism is seen among various ethnic groups in the sample. Such findings are important in understanding male fertility, particularly their orientation towards large families, as male partners are also known to influence women’s fertility preferences.