The intraurban dimension of reproductive choices variation in Maputo, Mozambique – a qualitative study


Rogers Justo Mateus Hansine

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Available data suggests that, in Mozambique, over the last 30 years or so, there have been small decline in the Total Fertility Rate at national level. This decline seems to comprise robust declines in the major urban areas and weak elsewhere. Mostly, research has sought to shed light on the proximate determinants of fertility changes at country level, often disregarding fundamental differences between rural and urban areas. Therefore, the understanding about driving factors of fertility decline in urban areas in Mozambique remains at large elusive. Fertility dynamics are one of the key dimensions about Population and Development issues in the sub-Saharan countries such as Mozambique. Nonetheless, seldom the studies about donor-driven intrusion impacting the wider urban population with regard ongoing fertility dynamics have been conducted. The main objective of hereafter research is to analyze to what extent donor-driven interventions have, actually impacting the wider urban population in Mozambique regarding fertility and among whom, specifically, the impact is high. To reach this goal, qualitative methodologies will be employed, rather than quantitative methodologies that seems to dominate fertility studies in Mozambique.