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Revisiting demographic transition: correlation and causation in the rate of development and fertility decline.

  title={Revisiting demographic transition: correlation and causation in the rate of development and fertility decline.},
  author={J. O’Sullivan},
This study takes a retrospective look at the time c ourse of total fertility rate (TFR) and the main factors purported to influence fertility rate, per capita wealth, female education and population-focused voluntary family planning programs. It was found that countries that implemented strong family planning programs achieved fertility reduction much faster and earlier than comparable countries that did not. Fer tility decline typically preceded marked increases in wealth, but per capita… Expand
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