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Who should have final say on: Having another child

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DECSCHILD reports who the respondent believes should have the final say when making decisions regarding having another child.

The related variable DECFAMSIZE indicates who in the woman's household has the final say on having another child.


DECSCHILD has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

DECSCHILD is a country-specific variable not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.


  • Egypt 1992: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Egypt: 1992-W, 1992-C, 1992-B, 1992-W