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Economic, Social and Political SciencesPostgraduate study

Mr Jesman Chintsanya MSc in Demography

Postgraduate Research Student

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Mr Jesman Chintsanya is Postgraduate Research Student within Social Statistics & Demography at the University of Southampton.

Jesman Chintsanya is a lecturer in Population Studies at Chancellor College, University of Malawi where he teaches Population projections, Integration of Population in Development Planning (IPDP) and Theories of Demography. He obtained his MSc in Demography from The Population Research Centre (PRC) in the Faculty of Spatial Sciences at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands). His previous work involved questionnaire designing, field methods and data management for population-based sample surveys and statistical analyses. He also offered technical assistance to the National Statistical Office of Malawi in data collection, analysis and report writing for the 2008 Malawi Population and Housing Census.

Research interests

My research interests boarder around population and development, reproductive health and HIV and AIDS, specifically application of Demography techniques such as population projections, Indirect Estimation of fertility and mortality to population outcomes.

Title: "Determinants of fertility in Malawi, evidence from Malawi Demographic and Health Surveys"

There is ample evidence that suggest fertility elsewhere is declining. However, Malawi’s fertility level for the past three decades has persistently remained high at six children per woman and only declined recently to 5.7 children per woman in 2010. The same period witnessed a tremendous increase in contraceptive use without a corresponding decline in fertility. It is expected that the number of children a woman has during her reproductive period would decline substantially given the rise in modern contraceptive use. Using rounds of 2000, 2004 and 2010 Malawi Demographic and Health Surveys, the current research seeks to examine the relative contribution of the socio-demographic factors contributing to high fertility level at each point in time. Additionally, the research investigates the strategies women employ and their correlates, to control fertility.

Supervisors: Prof. Nyovani Madise and Dr. Claire Bailey.
Funding: The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan

Demonstrator: STAT1003: Introduction to Quantitative Methods

Mr Jesman Chintsanya
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