Current Issue 


Volume 1 Number 1, December 2014



A Journal of Population and Development (JPD) has been awaited for a long time. With the publication of this issue, the JPD starts its journey. We are sure that with the support and encouragement of our well-wishers, contributors and readers, the journal will continue to serve as the hub of academic excellence. This journal will remain a center piece for the researchers, academicians, professionals, policy makers, practitioners and stakeholders interested on multidimensional issues of population and development.

In this issue, a number of important issues and challenges have been covered. Using DHS data of 74 different countries since 1990s, Rabbi and Kabir examine the relationship between contraceptive prevalence rate and total fertility rate by revisiting the empirical model developed by Bongaarts and Potter in 1983. Islam attempts to assess the extent to which women’s education affects cumulative fertility and progression to parity-specific fertility. Dealing with another contemporary topic is Uddin’s scrutiny of socioeconomic differentials in the use of selected reproductive health services from different sources in Bangladesh. Through a series of multivariate logistic regression analyses, Hasan and his colleagues assess the effects of selected determinants of contraceptive use in rural Bangladesh. Emran and Uddin grapple with the question whether household wealth and educational advancement have impacts on the spouse age difference, and they conclude that husbands’ education increase the spouse age difference at large, while wives’ education reduce the difference. Mozumder and his colleagues look at different climate change adaptation strategies for the vulnerable coastal people of Bangladesh and propose alternative housing measures.


I wish to express my profound thanks to the colleagues at the Department of Population Sciences, University of Dhaka, the contributors to this issue, the reviewers, members of the editorial board, the copy editor, and particularly the associate editors – Mr. Mohammad Bellal Hossain and Mr. Md. Mehedi Hasan Khan – for the hours spent by them in manuscript evaluations and editorial board discussions. Special thanks to UNFPA, Bangladesh, for its generous support that help to bring out this Journal into existence. We would like to ensure our stakeholders that the Department of Population Sciences at the University of Dhaka will certainly continue its gate keeping role for JPD.


Relationship between Contraceptive Prevalence Rate and Total Fertility Rate: Revisiting the Empirical Model

Ahbab Mohammad Fazle Rabbi

M Kabir

Impact of Female Education on Fertility in Bangladesh

Md Kamrul Islam

Socioeconomic Differentials in the Use of Selected Reproductive Health Services from Different Sources in Bangladesh

M Sheikh Gissh Uddin

Md AbulKalam Azad

M G Kibria

Determinants of Contraceptive Use in Rural Bangladesh

Mohammad Sazzad Hasan

Gaylan Peryari Tarannum Dana


Do Household Wealth and Educational Advancement Affect the Spouse Age Difference? Evidence from Multiple Indicator  luster Survey (MICS) 2006 Bangladesh

Sheikh JafarEmran

Md. Azhar Uddin

Climate Change Adaptation for Vulnerable Coastal Population of Bangladesh

Pronob Kumar Mozumder 

Kaji Tamanna Keya

Abdur Rob Mollah