Publications

Refereed Articles

2017 Erfani, Amir. “Curbing publicly-funded family planning services in Iran: Who is affected?Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care 43(1): 37-43.

2016 Erfani, Amir. “Levels, Trends and Correlates of Abortion in Tehran, Iran: 2009–2014,” International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health 42(2):93-101.

2016 Erfani, Amir. “Low fertility intention in Iran: The role of attitudes, norms, and perceived behavioral control,” Journal of Biosocial Science  DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0021932016000109 .

2015 Erfani, Amir. “Curbing family planning in Iran: an appraisal of Bill 446,” Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care 41(4):317-318.

2015 Muhammad Munib Raza and Amir Erfani. “The earnings differences among second generation South Asians,” South Asian Diaspora 7(2):149-165.

2015 Erfani, Amir. “Family planning and women’s educational advancement in Iran,” Canadian Studies in Population 42(1-2):35-52.

2014 Erfani, Amir.  “Localization of determinants of fertility through measurement adaptations in developing-country settings: The case of IranInternational Journal of Health Policy and Management 3(7): 413–415.

2014 Hosseini, Hatam and Amir Erfani. “Ethnic differences in the attitudes and practice of consanguineous marriage among Kurds and Turks in Uromiyeh District, Iran,”Journal of Comparative Family Studies 45(3): 389-403.

2014 Erfani, Amir and Kevin McQuillan. “The changing timing of births in Iran: An explanation on the rise and fall in fertility after the 1979 Islamic Revolution,” Biodemography and Social Biology 60:67-86.

2013 Erfani, Amir. “Fertility in Tehran City and Iran: Rates, trends and differentials (فارسی),” Population Studies 1(1): 87-107 [in Persian].

2013 Erfani, Amir. “Levels, trends, and determinants of unintended pregnancy in Iran: The role of contraceptive failures,” Studies in Family Planning 44(3): 299-317.

2012 Erfani, Amir and and İlknur Yuksel-Kaptanoglu. The use of withdrawal among birth limiters in Iran and Turkey,” Studies in Family Planning, 43(1): 21-32.

2012 Erfani, Amir. “Factors associated with the use of withdrawal in Iran: Do fertility intentions matter?” Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 43(2):301-312.

2012 Hosseini, Hatam, Amir Erfani, Soleiman Pakseresht, and Balal Bagi. “Unmet needs for reproductive health among Kurdish women in the city of Mahabad, Iran,” Women in Development & Politics, 2(10):65-86 [in Persian]

2011 Erfani, Amir. “Induced abortion in Tehran, Iran: Estimated rates and correlates,” International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 37(3):134–142.

2009 Erfani, Amir and Roderic Beaujot. “Attitudes toward childbearing outside of marriage in Canada,” Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 40 (5):759-773.

2008 Erfani, Amir and Kevin McQuillan. “Lifetime abortion rate in Iran is estimated to be one per four women,” International Family Planning Perspectives, 34 (3): 147 [Digested by H. Hall]

2008 Erfani, Amir and Kevin McQuillan. “Rates of induced abortion in Iran: the roles of contraceptive use and religiosity,” Studies in Family Planning, 39(2):111-122.

2008 Erfani, Amir and Kevin McQuillan. “Rapid fertility decline in Iran: Analysis of intermediate variables,” Journal of Biosocial Science, 40(3): 459-478.

2006 Erfani, Amir and Roderic Beaujot. “Familial orientation and the rationales of childbearing behaviour,” Canadian Studies in Population, 33(1): 49-67.

Book Review

2013 Review of Population and Society: An Introduction to Demography by Dudley L. Poston and Leon F. Bouvier (2010). Canadian Studies in Population 40(1-2):115-116.

2011 Review of The Fertility Transition in Iran: Revolution and Reproduction by Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi, Peter McDonald, and Meimanat Hosseini-Chavoshi (2009). Canadian Studies in Population , 38(1-2):203–205.

Technical Report

2016 Nojomi, Marzieh, Amir Erfani, Hatam Hosseini. Determinants of unwanted pregnancy, induced abortion, and inequality in birth intervals among married women in the city of Hamedan, Iran. Iran University of Medical Sciences: Tehran, Iran, 85 pages(Commissioned report in Persian).

2015 Erfani, Amir. Tehran Survey of Fertility, 2014: Final report. National Population Studies and Comprehensive Management Institute: Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology, Tehran, Iran, 127 pages (Commissioned report in Persian).

2013 Erfani, Amir. Tehran Survey of Fertility Intentions, 2013: Final report (فارسی). Population Studies and Research Center in Asia and Pacific: Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology, Tehran, Iran, 123 pages (Commissioned report in Persian).

2010 Erfani, Amir. Tehran Survey of Fertility, 2009. Population Studies and Research Center in Asia and Pacific, Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology: Tehran, Iran, 86 pages (Commissioned report).

Working & Discussion Papers

2012 Erfani, Amir. “The Impact of family planning on women’s educational advancement in Tehran, Iran”. International Center for Research on Women Fertility & Empowerment Working Paper Series. 008-2012-ICRW-FE. Pages 1-27.

2010 Erfani, Amir. “The use of withdrawal among birth limiters in Iran and Turkey,” DHS Working Papers No. 71. Calverton, Maryland, USA: ICF Macro.

2008 Erfani, Amir. “Abortion in Iran: what do we know?” Discussion Paper no. 08-01, Population Studies Center (PSC), University of Western Ontario.

2007 Erfani, Amir and Beaujot, Roderic. “Determinants of attitudes toward having children outside marriage,” PSC Discussion Papers Series: Vol. 21: Iss. 1, Article 1.

2005 Erfani, Amir and Beaujot, Roderic. “Familial orientations and the rationales for childbearing behaviour,” PSC Discussion Papers Series: Vol. 19: Iss. 7, Article 1.

2005 Erfani, Amir. “Shifts in social development and fertility decline in Iran: A cluster analysis of provinces, 1986-1996,” PSC Discussion Papers Series: Vol. 19: Iss. 12, Article 1.

2004 Beaujot, Roderic and Erfani, Amir. “Attitudes that differentiate alternative family sizes,” PSC Discussion Papers Series: Vol. 18: Iss. 2, Article 1.

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