Population Growth and Socioeconomic Progress in Less Developed Countries : Determinants of Fertility Transition Hardback
by Peter Hess
This timely study examines fertility rates and their trends and determinants in less-developed countries by testing an empirical, interdisciplinary model of the fertility transition.
In light of the current official position of the United States on population and development, the policy implications of the study are timely.
According to some experts, interrupting the spiral of rapid growth and attendant economic and ecological deterioration now rivals nuclear disarmament in importance on the international agenda.
Among the questions investigated include: Are there identifiable traits for developing nations that have reduced fertility?
Has development become the best contraceptive? Have some development strategies been more conducive to lowering fertility?
Do family planning programs have significant impacts on fertility?
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 180 pages
- Publisher: ABC-CLIO
- Publication Date: 06/10/1988
- Category: Population & demography
- ISBN: 9780275929794