Family Planning Programs in the Third World

@article{Freedman1990FamilyPP,
  title={Family Planning Programs in the Third World},
  author={R. Freedman},
  journal={The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  year={1990},
  volume={510},
  pages={33 - 43}
}
  • R. Freedman
  • Published 1990
  • Sociology
  • The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
Most of the population of less developed countries (LDCs) now lives in countries with national family planning programs to reduce fertility and improve family welfare. Such programs are a new phenomenon. In some LDCs increasing birth-control practice and fertility declines occurred along with considerable social and economic development, but even there rapid changes among the disadvantaged masses are generally associated with strong family planning programs. Fertility has also fallen in some… Expand
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