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"This paper presents some results from the 1986 Family Life Survey of Korea. This survey was the first that was conducted in Korea with the specific purpose of understanding women's life cycle beyond marriage and fertility....A probability sample of 3,400 households representing the whole country were selected, [including] interviews of ever-married women(More)
This community-based case-control study was carried out in four cities in South Korea to examine whether vasectomy is associated with a long-term increased risk of cardiovascular death in Korean men. Our results coincide with those from epidemiological studies conducted in Western countries as well as the one study conducted in China and do not support the(More)
In order to achieve planned demographic targets set for the period 1982-86, the government announced a new comprehensive population control policy in December 1981. This new set of policies calls for: 1) improving the current operation and management systems of the national family planning program; 2) strengthening the innovative social support policies(More)
A case-control study to identify risk factors associated with mortality from cardiovascular diseases in the Republic of Korea is presented. Data concern 455 men aged 35-65 who died in 1982-1983, with a recorded cause of death as hypertensive disease or non-traumatic cerebrovascular disease, and 455 matched controls. Cardiovascular mortality was associated(More)
The authors review the evolution since the 1960s of South Korea's family planning and fertility survey programs. "In the 1960s, research was interested in respondents' contraception knowledge and practice rate and in the relationships between contraceptive knowledge and the practice rate....[The] major research emphasis in the 1970s and 1980s was measuring(More)
This study examines the recent fertility transition in Korea and its secondary effects from the point of view of development. In Western societies, fertility decline resulted from complex effects due to industrialization, while for a majority of developing countries, including Korea, fertility has declined due to fertility control. Both Korea and Taiwan(More)
The birth control program was based on the idea that an individual should want a small family and pregnancy should be prevented if a child is not wanted. Birth control program goals were, therefore, conducted through an educational enlightenment of family planning programs and contraceptive services provided to the targetted groups. The service delivery(More)
The authors discuss the role of family planning in the fertility decline of the Republic of Korea. Age-specific fertility rates are presented for the years 1960-1985. Population projections for selected demographic indicators such as life expectancy, birth rate, death rate, and total fertility rate are projected up to the year 2020. The authors are(More)
The relationship between seven variables and choice of the rhythm method of birth control in the Republic of Korea is studied. Data are from the 1982 National Family Health Survey. Factors considered are: number of living children, annual income, education, residence, age, religion, and abortion experience. Results of multiple regression analysis show(More)
The Korean population experienced a drastic demographic transition in this century. The family planning program has dramatically decreased the fertility rate. The total fertility rate, which was 6 in 1960, decreased to 4.3 in 1970, 2.8 in 1980, 2.1 in 1985, and 1.7 in 1988. The government now predicts a stationary population of 52 million in 2020. (More)