Factors Affecting Adolescents in Determining the Ideal Number of Children

Authors

  • Alya Rohma Indrastuti
  • Lutfi Agus Salim

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i2.2658

Keywords:

Preference of ideal number of children, Adolescents, Determinants of preference of ideal number of children.

Abstract

The preference of ideal number of children among adolescents can predict future fertility rates and population
growth. This study aims to analyze the determinants of preference of ideal number of children in adolescents
aged 15-24 years in Indonesia. The method used in this study is descriptive with data analysis of IDHS 2017.
The results show that the preference of ideal number of children among adolescents in Indonesia is 2.7
children. This figure increase from the average preference of ideal number of children in 2012 and is higher
than the 2015 Total Fertility Rate, which is 2.28. Factors that influence the preference of ideal number of
children among adolescent are the characteristics and socio-demographic background, exposure to media,
and the discussion on adolescent reproductive health.

Author Biographies

Alya Rohma Indrastuti

Bachelor Student in Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia

Lutfi Agus Salim

Associate Professor
in Department Biostatistics and Demography, Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya,
Indonesia

Published

2021-03-12

How to Cite

Alya Rohma Indrastuti, & Lutfi Agus Salim. (2021). Factors Affecting Adolescents in Determining the Ideal Number of Children. Medico Legal Update, 21(2), 126-132. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i2.2658