What can governments do to address the demographic challenge? RAND Europe examines population ageing: consequences and possible solutions.
A policy analysis of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (e.g. IVF, ICSI) regulation, funding, and health consequences in France, Italy and the UK.
Examines the interrelations between European government policies and demographic trends and behaviour, and assesses which policies can prevent or mitigate the adverse consequences of current low fertility and population ageing.
This book analyzes the origins and rationale of family planning programs and how they have evolved based on experience in different country settings.
Nearly unanimous support was expressed for U.S. support of voluntary family planning when it is understood to exclude abortion. Congress would benefit from research-based, factual information on a variety of international population issues.
Family Planning in Developing Countries: An Unfinished Success Story Tanzeem el usrah fi el namiah: kissat nagah iam tantahi (Arabic version)
Family planning programs have been highly successful over the past 30 years in providing women in development countries with desired access to contraceptive services and helping to reduce fertility rates.
If global fertility has declined so sharply, should the United States and other donor countries continue to invest in overseas population assistance programs, particularly family planning?
In this revealing study, the authors discuss cogently the question of whether we are headed for no families, or new families.
Attempts to identify potentially preventable sources of medical injury in obstetrics and gynecology, general surgery, anesthesiology, and radiology.
Attempts to evaluate the usefulness of malpractice claims data for identifying (1) physicians who are prone to negligent errors and (2) physician and hospital characteristics associated with particular kinds of errors.
This Note reviews neurohormonal mechanisms by which breastfeeding postpones the return of ovulation and menstruation after birth, and various statistical procedures used to analyze this effect in human populations.
Reviews the major methods of evaluating the impact of family planning programs in developing countries.
Since the 1950s, fertility has fallen in each of Malaysia's three main ethnic groups — Malays, Chinese, and Indians. This report discusses some of the factors that contributed to these fertility trends and differentials.
Sketches an alternative model which has been used to analyze breastfeeding, contraceptive use, birthspacing, and infant mortality using data from the Malaysian Family Life Survey.
Part of a series describing a sample survey and subsequent research on how economic and institutional factors influence birthspacing, family size, and breastfeeding in Malaysia.
This paper reviews several methods of evaluating family planning programs and comments on the strengths and shortcomings of each. Evidence from Taiwan is summarized that indicates how different methods of evaluation can yield different implications ...
An evaluation of methods used to infer how activities of a family-planning program influence birth rates. Using data from Taiwan, two models, a simultaneous-equations model and an age-aggregated linear-recursive model, are estimated by means of vari...
Based on multiple regression models of reproductive behavior, direct assessment of the impact of the Taiwan family planning program on birth rates is shown to imply different conclusions for policy than those implied by earlier studies focusing on th...
An empirical examination of a family planning model built around three factors that are assumed to exert a systematic effect on birth rate: (1) a family-size goal or the number of surviving children that parents want; (2) the death rate, mainly amon...