The "perfect contraceptive" population.

@article{Bumpass1970TheC,
  title={The "perfect contraceptive" population.},
  author={Larry L. Bumpass and Charles F. Westoff},
  journal={Science},
  year={1970},
  volume={169 3951},
  pages={
          1177-82
        }
}
The "perfect contraceptive" population is a model in which couples can avoid having more children than they wish and can have children only with determined spacing. In the U.S. from 1960 to 1965 4.7 million births 20% of total births were unwanted and would AVE been prevented with "perfect contraception". About 2 million of the unwanted births occurred among the poor and near-poor; 1/2 of these being Negro poor and near-poor. For the same years 2/5 of wanted births would have occurred later if… CONTINUE READING

Topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 15 CITATIONS

The poor as a “perfect contraceptive population” and zero population growth

  • Demography
  • 1972
VIEW 6 EXCERPTS
CITES BACKGROUND & METHODS
HIGHLY INFLUENCED

The difference in unwanted births between blacks and whites

VIEW 3 EXCERPTS
CITES METHODS & BACKGROUND
HIGHLY INFLUENCED

Factors in consistency between attitudes and behavior: implications for policies and programs. 1981-82.

  • International quarterly of community health education
  • 2006
VIEW 1 EXCERPT
CITES BACKGROUND

The Intendedness of Pregnancy: A Concept in Transition

  • Maternal and Child Health Journal
  • 2000
VIEW 1 EXCERPT
CITES BACKGROUND