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The Impact of Population Policies: Comment

Citation

Knowles, James C.; Akin, John S.; & Guilkey, David K. (1994). The Impact of Population Policies: Comment. Population and Development Review, 20(3), 611-5.

Abstract

In the article "Desired fertility and the impact of population policies," Lant Pritchett (1994) concludes that changes in socioeconomic conditions are very important causes of fertility declines in developing countries. He also concludes that the effect of family planning programs on fertility is "quantitatively small." I agree with the former but not the latter conclusion. This note will deal only with the principal areas of disagreement.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/2137604

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Population and Development Review

Author(s)

Knowles, James C.
Akin, John S.
Guilkey, David K.

Year Published

1994

Volume Number

20

Issue Number

3

Pages

611-5

Reference ID

141