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W. I. De Silva [3]W. Indralal De Silva [1]
  1. Age at Marriage in Sri Lanka: Stabilizing or Declining?W. I. De Silva - 1990 - Journal of Biosocial Science 22 (4):395-404.
  2. Influence of Son Preference on the Contraceptive Use and Fertility of Sri Lankan Women.W. Indralal De Silva - 1993 - Journal of Biosocial Science 25 (3):319-331.
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    Relationships of Desire for No More Children and Socioeconomic and Demographic Factors in Sri Lankan Women.W. I. De Silva - 1992 - Journal of Biosocial Science 24 (2):185-200.
    Data from the 1982 Sri Lanka Contraceptive Prevalence Survey are used to identify women who wish to stop childbearing; they differ in socioeconomic status from their counterparts who want more children. Educated women are more likely to be motivated to cease childbearing than non-educated women; Christian or Sinhalese/Buddhist women are more willing to stop childbearing than Moor/Muslim or Tamil/Hindu women. The relationships between sex composition of existing children and women's fertility desires indicate that although moderate son preference exists it does (...)
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  4. Response Reliability of Demographic Data: A Longitudinal Study in Sri Lanka.W. I. De Silva - 1992 - Journal of Biosocial Science 24 (1):77-88.
    Response consistency was examined by linking the records of women interviewed in the 1982 Sri Lanka Contraceptive Prevalence Survey with records from the same individuals followed up 3 years later. Seventy-eight percent of women reported identical year of birth in the two surveys, but only 58% were consistent for age at marriage. Data on sterilisation and number of children born were highly reliable, but wives' reports on husband's age and education were relatively weak. Multivariate analysis of the effects of socioeconomic (...)
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