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Long intervals between births are the norm throughout Sub-Saharan Africa; they are considered necessary to ensure the health of the mother and her child. Women who do not bear their children far… (More)
If the populations of the developing world were perceiving their best economic interest with the same logic as members of the academic profession, the birth-rate would be low where income per head is… (More)
Les etres humains se sont mis a limiter les naissances depuis deux siecles seulement. Ils connaissaient pourtant depuis longtemps des methodes de contraception ou d'avortement, mais ne les… (More)
The population laboratory of Ngayokheme, in Senegal, has been observed longitudinally since 1962. Information on marital status at the time of birth (rather than at the time of a survey) is used to… (More)
Initiation rituals are still widely practised among the Kaguru of Morogoro district in Tanzania. Young women are introduced to the digubi dance at the time of puberty, and a version of the dance is… (More)