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The effects of family planning programs on fertility in the developing world (English)

This paper addresses the key elements and changes in population policies and programs, including the strength of program effort, from 1972 to 1982. Using a new scale with thirty items to measure family planning program effort, the presentation is based on an analysis of over 300 questionnaires received from ninety-three countries. Attention is given to measurement problems and change in program effort 1972-82 (including findings by country and regional differences). This study shows that a great deal of family planning program effort exists in a small number of countries; moderate effort occurs in a larger number of countries; and weak or very little effort is found in an even greater number of countries, including many in the Middle East, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. Concerning change over time, between 1972 and 1982, there was a modest increase in program effort in more than half of the nearly 100 countries studied and a substantial increase in program effort in more than a third.

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Birdsall, Nancy Boulier, Bryan Mauldin, W. Parke

The effects of family planning programs on fertility in the developing world (English). Staff working paper ; no. SWP 677. Population and development series ; no. SWP 2 Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/604691468766537695/The-effects-of-family-planning-programs-on-fertility-in-the-developing-world