Gender, lineage, and fertility-related outcomes in Ghana

Baffour K. Takyi, F. Nii Amoo Dodoo

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A growing literature examines the empirical relationship between the joint reproductive preferences of marital partners and reproductive outcomes in Africa. Less explored is how spousal power in decision making may be influenced by lineage type. Using pooled data from Ghana, we investigate how lineage affects gendered reproductive decision outcomes and find some evidence that matrilineal women are more able than nonmatrilineal women to translate their reproductive preferences into action consistent with their goals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-257
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Marriage and Family
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Anthropology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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