Tag Archives: analysis

Lower Fertility Rates Key to Slower Population Growth

Written by: The DHS Program

30 Mar, 2022

Between 1970 and 2020, population growth slowed, and the world median age went up. This was due more to decreased fertility than declines in mortality. In some regions of the world, migration also played a factor. A new paper from The DHS Program examines data from the 2019 revision of World Population Prospects* to determine […]


The DHS Program at the 2021 PAA Annual Meeting

Written by: The DHS Program

04 May, 2021

May 5th marks the first day of the 2021 Population Association of America (PAA) Annual Meeting. The premier conference of demographers and social and health scientists from the United States and abroad, this year’s PAA Annual Meeting is virtual. You must register to access sessions of the 2021 PAA Annual Meeting. Over the next four […]


Reflections from the 2020 DHS Fellows Program

Written by: The DHS Program

31 Mar, 2021

The DHS Fellows Program builds the long-term institutional capacity of universities in DHS countries to train students and faculty to analyze DHS data. Since 2011, the DHS Fellows Program has trained more than 150 researchers from over 40 universities in 25 countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Typically, Fellows attend two separate in-person […]


DHS Program Analysis Updates: Fall 2020

Written by: The DHS Program

02 Dec, 2020

The DHS Program Research and Analysis team has recently published several studies that analyze new DHS data or employ novel approaches to analyze existing DHS data. Analysis of New Sickle Cell Data The 2018 Nigeria DHS includes sickle cell genotyping of a subsample of 11,186 children age 6-59 months, the first population-based household survey to […]


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