March 8, 2022

Stability and change in fertility intentions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Kenya

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Fertility intentions are expected to decline due to the COVID-19 pandemic but limited empirical research on this topic has been conducted in sub-Saharan Africa. Longitudinal data from Kenya, with baseline (November 2019) and follow-up (June 2020) data, were used to 1) assess the extent to which individual-level fertility intentions changed, and 2) examine how security, specifically economic and health security, affected fertility intentions. PMA examined how & for whom women’s fertility intentions changed amid COVID-19.