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Ainsworth, Martha 1955-

Works: 69 works in 240 publications in 4 languages and 3,349 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Contraceptive use and the quality, price, and availability of family planning in Nigeria by Bamikale James Feyisetan( Book )
17 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
Financing health services through user fees and insurance : case studies from Sub-Saharan Africa by Richard Paul Shaw( Book )
14 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Family planning programs : the clients' perspective by Martha Ainsworth( Book )
8 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 130 libraries worldwide
Lowering fertility will require both a reduction in desired family size and provision of family planning services that respond to clients' needs. This paper addresses the second issue--how programs can be more effective in meeting clients' needs. Public and private family planning programs in many parts of the developing world have succeeded in reducing the costs of fertility regulation to clients through innovations in service delivery. The paper examines the most important strategies of the past decade: better access to services through trained fieldworkers who distribute contraceptives directly to households, social marketing programs that increase client access to supplies from a diverse group of outlets, improved information about contraception, availability of an ever-greater variety of methods, follow-up services for contraceptive acceptors, and policies to enhance the social acceptability of contraception
The impact of female schooling on fertility and contraceptive use : a study of fourteen Sub-Saharan countries by Martha Ainsworth( Book )
11 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
Measuring the impact of fatal adult illness in Sub-Saharan Africa : an annotated household questionnaire by World Bank( Book )
12 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
Guidelines for adapting the LSMS living standards questionnaires to local conditions by Martha Ainsworth( Book )
12 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 94 libraries worldwide
Socioeconomic determinants of fertility in Côte d'Ivoire by Martha Ainsworth( Book )
11 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and French and held by 91 libraries worldwide
This paper examines the impact of schooling and income on fertility in Cote d'Ivoire using data from the 1985 Cote d'Ivoire Living Standards Survey. The first part presents graphically the correlations between fertility and area of residence, female schooling and household income. The second part estimates a reduced form equation in which the number of children ever born is regressed on the mother's age and schooling, the location of the household and household income variables. This equation is estimated using oridinary least squares (OLS), maximum likelihood Tobit and a Poisson count model
Economic aspects of child fostering in Côte d'Ivoire by Martha Ainsworth( Book )
8 editions published in 1992 in English and French and held by 79 libraries worldwide
The Côte d'Ivoire living standards survey : design and implementation by Martha Ainsworth( Book )
8 editions published in 1986 in 3 languages and held by 77 libraries worldwide
The Cote d'Ivoire Living Standards Surveys (CILSS) is the first survey to field test the methodology and questionnaires developed by the Living Standards Measurement Study. The primary objectives of the survey are: (a) to provide timely cross-sectional and panel data on a permanent basis on living conditions of African households; (b) to study the interrelationships between different components of living standards within the same households; and (c) to develop and test methodologies for measuring living standards in developing countries. The survey is being undertaken by the Cote d'Ivoire Department of Statistics in 1600 African households per year throughout the country in communities randomly selected to be nationally representative. Every year half of the sample is replaced, thereby yielding two observations one year apart for half of the previous year's households. Data on community characteristics, including local prices, are collected on separate village and price questionnaires. This paper documents the development of the Cote d'Ivoire Living Standards Survey up to December 1985. The chapters that follow describe: sample design, survey instruments, organization of the survey, data management, and the first ten months of field operations
The elderly and AIDS : coping strategies and health consequences in rural Tanzania by Julia Dayton Eberwein( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
A strategy for health care in West Africa by Elliot Berg( Book )
2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Confronting AIDS : public priorities in a global epidemic by World Bank( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
This book argues that the global epidemic of HIV/AIDS can be overcome. It draws from three bodies of knowledge: the epidemiology of HIV, public health insights into disease control, and public economics. The report argues that AIDS is a large and growing problem and that governments can and should confront the epidemic by preventing new infections and by mitigating the impact of infections that occur. It finds that some policies will be much more effective than others in reducing the spread of HIV and mitigating its impact, and it provides the framework to help distinguish among activities that can be undertaken by household and the private sector, including nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), those that should be initiated by developing country governments, and those that should be most strongly supported by the international development community
Enquête sur les niveaux de vie en Cote d'Ivoire : conception et réalisation by Martha Ainsworth( Book )
4 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in French and English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
The economic impact of AIDS : shocks, responses and outcomes by Martha Ainsworth( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Compromiso con los resultados : mejorar la eficacia de la asistencia en la lucha contra el VIH/SIDA : Evaluación del DEO sobre la asistencia proporcionada por el Banco Mundial para el control del VIH/SIDA by Martha Ainsworth( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Spanish and English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Este trabajo evalua la eficacia de la asistencia que el Banco Mundial entrega a los paises en materia de VIH/SIDA, la cual consiste en dialogos para la formulacion de politicas, trabajos analiticos y financiamiento y cuyo objetivo explicito es la mitigacion del alcance o el impacto de la epidemia del SIDA. Constituye la primera revision exhaustiva del respaldo del Banco Mundial a los paises en materia de VIH/SIDA y abarca desde el inicio de la epidemia hasta mediados de 2004. Debido a que el Banco entrega dicha asistencia a los Gobiernos para que estos la implementen, este trabajo ofrece importantes conclusiones sobre como mejorar la eficacia de los programas nacionales de lucha contra el SIDA. Incluye, ademas del financiamiento, actividades no crediticias como dialogos de politicas y trabajo analitico, cuyo objetivo explicito es el de reducir el alcance o el impacto de la epidemia. Pocos proyectos de lucha contra el VIH/SIDA estan completos y la mayoria de las iniciativas y compromisos se encuentran en plena fase de ejecucion. En este informe se aborda la evolucion y las fases de la respuesta institucional del Banco Mundial ante la enfermedad, para lo cual describe la cartera de proyectos en la materia desde el inicio de la epidemia. Describe ademas algunas conclusiones sobre la eficacia de la "primera generacion" de proyectos del Banco Mundial ya terminados a nivel de pais y las lecciones aprendidas. Y realiza una evaluacion de las premisas, el diseno, los riesgos y la ejecucion de 24 iniciativas nacionales actualmente en curso, en el marco del Programa Plurinacional contra el SIDA en africa (MAP, por sus siglas en ingles)
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Ainsworth, M.
English (105)
French (13)
Spanish (3)
German (2)
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