On September 2, 1988, El Salvador adopted a population policy, key measures (Chapters 4-8) of which are reproduced in the appendix of this document. Chapter 4 defines the policy as a group of measures which aim to harmonize demographic evolution and development and to promote the individual and the family to full and equal participation in this process. Chapter 5 bases the policy directives on 1) conceptual interpretations of the relationships between population and development; 2) philosophical and political directives; 3) the legal context; and 4) orientations and programs contained in the general plan of government. The objectives of the policy are outlined in general and specific terms in Chapter 6 and include improvement of health services, promotion of responsible fatherhood, strengthening the family, promoting the development of women, balancing population distribution, protecting internal and international migrants, fostering population education, improving employment opportunities, improving the work force, protecting the environment through balanced population growth, and strengthening population planning systems. Chapter 7 sets out specific policy measures and strategies in the areas of population and health; population and family; spatial distribution and migration; population, education, and communication; population and the work force; and population and the environment. Chapter 8 discusses the operation of the policy, its implementation measures, and strategies for implementation involving community participation, support for participation of the family, and efficient administration.