The following description of this survey appeared in the 1991 edition of Dynamic Database: A Catalogue of Survey Data Files, Voorburg: International Statistical Institute.
Name of survey: Jordan Fertility Survey
Executive agency: Department of Statistics
Date of fieldwork: 1976
Universe: Ever-married women, 15-49
Coverage: National (excluding West Bank), 100%
Weights: Weighted to adjust for deficiencies in the sample frame
Contents: WFS Core Mark 1 + fertility regulation module
Supplementary surveys: Household members (n = 96,687, weighted); Community (n = 55 villages)
The household survey was conducted in June-July 1976 by teams of predominantly
male interviewers. The schedule has questions on fertility, adult and child
mortality and on dwelling facilities such as water supply, type of toilet,
lighting and possession of consumer durables.
The individual survey was conducted four to five weeks after the household
survey by a predominantly female field force, on a subsample of households
enumerated in the household survey.
In substantive content, the individual survey is largely confined to the WFS
core plus the fertility regulation module. A complete history of induced
abortions was collected but this has not yet been transferred to the SR file.
It is not possible to link at the level of the household or individual women
the data from the household and individual survey.
A community survey was conducted for the 55 villages in the rural sample. The
following topics were covered: distance from nearest city/town; means of
transport; communications; health and family planning services; educational
services; availability of municipal or village council.
The archive does not have permission to distribute the data. The public archive
has the dictionaries only. The data files are available by application
to the agency that conducted the study. Please write
Dr. Abdulhadi Alawin
Director General of Statistics
Department of Statistics
P.O. Box 2015
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Public Use Files
Available files include the household members dictionary, and the individual standard recode dictionary, in the original WFS format. In addition, the individual standard recode dictionary dictionary is available in ISSA format.
The table below lists the file names and descriptions.
Codebook file for the standard recode data. ISSA format
Ascii text file
1. Department of Statistics, Jordan Fertility Survey 1976: Principal Report,
2. Abdel-Aziz, A., Evaluation of the Jordan Fertility Survey 1976, WFS
Scientific Reports no 42, 1983.
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