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POPULATION RESEARCH AND POLICY DEVELOPMENT IN PAKISTAN

9-11 DECEMBER 2003
FAISALABAD

It is with deep pride and pleasure that the Association is distributing the Proceedings from its Fourth Annual Research Conference at the Agricultural University of Faisalabad on 9-11 December 2003. The Association organized the Conference in collaboration with the Department of Rural Sociology with financial assistance from UNFPA and the Packard Foundation. The theme of the conference selected by the Executive Council was Population Research and Policy Development in Pakistan. This was in order to focus on the need to make policies more informed and responsive to research in Pakistan and to enhance communication between policy makers and researchers. More....

 

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Total Pages: 600 Number of Articles: 28

Book Size: 6x 9

Price in Pakistan: Rs. 500/- + Postage Rs 150/-

Price outside Pakistan: US $ 25/- + Postage US $ 10/-

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Table of Contents

Section 1: Maternal Health

Section 2: Infant and Child Health

Section 3: Issues of Migration and Poverty

Section 4: Family Planning and Fertility

Section 5: Gender Issues in Reproductive Health

Section 6: Issues of Contraceptive use and Service Delivery

Section 7: Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS

Section 8: Emergency issues of Reproductive Health

Section 9: Population and Development

Appendices

 

 

 

 

PREFACE

 It is with deep pride and pleasure that the Association is distributing the Proceedings from its Fourth Annual Research Conference at the Agricultural University of Faisalabad on 9-11 December 2003. The Association organized the Conference in collaboration with the Department of Rural Sociology with financial assistance from UNFPA and the Packard Foundation. The theme of the conference selected by the Executive Council was Population Research and Policy Development in Pakistan. This was in order to focus on the need to make policies more informed and responsive to research in Pakistan and to enhance communication between policy makers and researchers.

 A Call for Abstracts was issued in mid-2003 and more than one hundred individuals responded to this call. A Committee mainly comprising members of the Executive Council of PAP selected 56 papers after careful scrutiny of the abstracts for relevance to the conference sessions and the potential merit of the research itself. All the remaining abstract authors were offered the opportunity to present their findings in the form of posters during the conference. The objective was to ensure wider participation at the Conference. 

About 250 delegates participated in the conference. In addition, 200 students mainly from Faisalabad University also attended the three-day conference. Some notable foreign delegates from India, Australia, UK and USA, enriched the conference through their unique international perspectives. The Conference was well represented by delegates from the government, NGOs, media and academia within Pakistan. 

This volume mainly comprises the papers presented in the nine scientific sessions of the Conference. Three panel discussions were also held on the topics Does Population Research have any Role in Formulation of Policy? Has Population Lost its Relevance for Donors? And Challenges in Teaching Population Sciences? Panelists of diverse backgrounds were selected to introduce different perspectives to the themes regarded as neglected but of integral importance to the population community. , The format of the panel discussion enabled interactive discourse on major themes of concern. 

 A special effort was made this year to improve the quality of the proceedings of the conference and to reduce the time required to bring out this volume. We were successful in this endeavour largely due to the efforts of the Technical editor and the prompt responses of the authors to his comments. We will try to do even better next year! 

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate PAP, the Executive Council and the growing membership of the association for its achievements in promoting the discipline of population. It is indeed a heartening testimony of our collective success to hold four consecutive conferences with continuing interest from all quarters. I hope very much that the Annual Conference will become an event of ever increasing value to researchers and policy makers and other colleagues working in the field of population. It is also a good time to commemorate our achievements in reducing the rate of population growth, but it is equally important to remember that there is still a long way to go until Pakistan reaches its aims of population stabilization.  

Thus the mission and mandate of the PAP must go forward for many more years! I do think our collective hard work will pay dividends. 

Dr. Zeba A. Sathar

President Population Association of Pakistan
 

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SECTION 1: MATERNAL HEALTH 

Nutritional Status of mothers in Urban and Rural Pakistan
Mr. Ghulam Yasin Somroo, Dr. Naushin Mahmood 

Denying women the right to effective maternal health services: assessing different aspects of maternal health delivery system in district Multan.
Dr. Ali. M. Mir, Dr. Fariyal F. Fikree.

 

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SECTION 2: INFANT AND CHILD HEALTH

 Impact of household environment on infant mortality in India: Evidence from national Family Health survey (NFHS-2)
Dr. Dipti Kishore Nayak

Contextual determinants of infant mortality in Pakistan
Mr. Fateh ud din Ahmad, Dr. Ali M. Mir 

Assessment of level of awareness and Health seeking behavior for neonatal complications among low income adults.
Dr. Jawad Ahmed Chishtie, Dr Arjumand Faisal 

Is female illiteracy a determinant for child malnutrition: An Analysis of developing countries.
Mrs. Naveed Aamir, Abu Nasar. 

 

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SECTION 3: ISSUES OF MIGRATION AND POVERTY

The Historical Demography Partition: A Polit Study in Demographic Analysis of Migration Using Data from Punjab, Pakistan
Ms. Saira J. Malik, Hill K., Seltzer W., Leaning J., Russell S.5., Makinson C.

An Analysis of Migration Phenomenon to Lahore City, Pakistan  
Dr. Mehboob Ahmad 

Women's Reproductive Health Status and Poverty in Pakistan
Dr. Zeba A. Sathar, Dr. Arshad Mehmood, Ms. Azeema Faizunnisa

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SECTION 4: FAMILY PLANNING AND FERTILITY

Accelerating Fertility Transition in Pakistan: A Benchmarking Analysis for South Asia
Mr. Daud Munir, Ms. Feyza Arman Bhatti, Umara Afsar

Does Fatalism Impede Male's Attitude towards Contraceptive Use Behavior in Peshawar, Pakistan?
Mr. Shah Mussawar, Dr. Ashfaq A. Maan

Male Involvement in Family Planning in Pakistan: The Impact of Social Marketing
Syed Ibrahim Hassan, Kerry Richter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION 5: GENDER ISSUES IN REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

Male Reproductive Health: An Important Segment towards Improving Reproductive Health of a Couple
Dr. Faheem Tahir, M. Shahab, M. Afzal, Fazli Subhan, Sikander Sultan, Birjees Mazhar Kazi and Athar Saeed Dil

Testing the Effectiveness of Including Husbands in Safe Motherhood Interventions: Results from an Operation Research Study in Balochistan, Pakistan
Dr. Farid Midhet, Dr. Stan Becker

Assessment of Socio-economic Status and Its Effects on Reproductive Health Status of Women in Rural Thatta, Sindh, Pakistan
Dr. M. Sarwat Mirza, Dr. Sheikh Tanveer Ahmed, Dr. Abdul Ghaffar Billoo

Covariates of Pregnancy Wastage across the Regions of India    
Mr. Ajay Kumar Singh, Ruchi Jain

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SECTION 6: ISSUES OF CONTRACEPTIVES USE AND SERVICE DELIVERY

 

Pricing Contraceptives as Part of Reproductive Health Services: Incorporating Development Approach
Dr. Tauseef Ahmed

Family Planning Service Statistics and Cu-T Use in Pakistan       
Dr. Arshad Mahmood

A Comparative Study of Knowledge Attitude and Practice of Family Planning among Literate and Illiterate Women of Karachi City, Pakistan
Dr. Rana Saba Sultan
 

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SECTION 7: SEXUAL HEALTH AND HIV I AIDS

Attitudes and Advocacy for Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights: A Study of FP AP Field Functionaries
Mr. Zahur Iqbal Khan, Dr. Muhammad Anwar, Hat Chaudhry

Sociological Study of Hijras - The Sex In-between  
Dr. Fateh Muhammad, Anila Mithani

Sexual Health Services in Turbat Balochistan: A Baseline Survey
Dr. Habib Ahmed Afsar, Dr. Sikander Sohani, Shazia Premji
 

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SECTION 8: EMERGING ISSUES OF REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

 

Determinants of Induced Abortion in Women of Squatter Settlements Of Karachi, Pakistan
Dr. Sarah Saleem, Dr. Fariyal F. Fikree

Causes of Induced Abortion in Pakistan
Mr. Muhammad Shafique Arif, Nayyar Munir, Ashfa Hashmi, Dr. Farid Midhet 

Causes, Health Seeking Behavior for and Consequences of Secondary Infertility: Perceptions and Experiences of Women in Karachi, Pakistan Dr. Neelofar Sami, Tazeen Saeed Ali, Juanita Hatcher

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SECTION 9: POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT

 

Development Ranking of Rural Districts of Pakistan: A Methodology To Identify Contextual Determinants of Safe Motherhood
Dr. Farid Midhet

Pakistan's Population 1998-2028: Where are We Heading?         
Dr. Abdul Hakim

What is Female Labour Force Participation Rate in Pakistan?
Ms. Azeema Faizunnisa, Atif lkram

Family Building Intentions of Young People in Pakistan and Future Investment
Ms. Munawar Sultana, Ashfa Hashmi
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APPENDICES

Appendix A          List of Participants

Appendix B          Conference Programme

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Mr. Zaigham Muzammil Kazmi
Executive Officer
Population Association of Pakistan
House No. 7, Street 62, F-6/3
Islamabad, Pakistan
(92-51) 2277439 (Ph)
(92-51) 2821401 (Fax)
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