A framework for analyzing the proximate determinants of fertility

@article{Bongaarts1978AFF,
  title={A framework for analyzing the proximate determinants of fertility},
  author={John Bongaarts},
  journal={Population and Development Review},
  year={1978},
  volume={4},
  pages={105-132}
}
  • J. Bongaarts
  • Published 1 March 1978
  • Economics, Sociology
  • Population and Development Review
Studies of the causes of fertility levels and their changes often seek to measure directly the impact of socioeconomic factors on fertility. Such procedures have a broad appeal to policymakers, offering as they do to pinpoint mechanisms susceptible to manipulation by official policy. Despite this appeal, such approaches are considerably more problematical in their application. Not infrequently, relationships are found to differ not only in magnitude but even in direction in different settings… 

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