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Fertility Determinants

A Theory, Evidence, and an Application to Policy Evaluation

Published 1974

by T. P. Schultz


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Surveys the first generation of theoretical and empirical research on the determinants of parent demand for children, discussing the strengths and shortcomings of the state of the art in economic analyses of fertility determinants. Some of the emerging elements of a theory of fertility determination are reviewed. The report also considers the techniques used to evaluate family planning programs, and indicates how a theory of fertility may be adapted to improve the evaluation of population policies.

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