Culture And Reproduction
An Anthropological Critique Of Demographic Transition Theory
This book originated in a conference on Culture and Reproduction held at the University of California. It discusses conceptual changes in demographic theory, focuses on micro-level issues, and explores linkages between micro-level processes and the macro-level constraints that shape those processes.
Table of Contents
1. Culture and Reproduction: Exploring Micro/Macro Linkages Part One: Micro-Level Issues 2. Rationality and Models of Reproductive Decision-Making 3. Biological Determinants of Fecundity and Behavioral Effect: An Application of Bongaarts' Model to Forager Fertility 4. "Natural Fertility" as a Balance of Choice and Behavioral Effect: Policy Implications 5. Transformation in the Natural Fertility Regime of Western Alaskan Eskimo 6. Price or Production? Domestic Economies, Household Structure 7. Fertility and Historical Variation in Economic Strategy Among Migrants to the Lacandon Forest 8. Cultural Constraints on Fertility Transition in Tunisia: A Case-Analysis from the City of Ksar-Hellal Part Two: Micro/Macro-Level Linkages 9. Resources, Rivalry, and Reproduction: The Influence of Basic Resource Characteristics on Reproductive Behavior 10. Potatoes, Population, and the Irish Famine: The Political Economy of Demographic Change 11. Contraception, Ideology, and Policy Formation: Cohort Change in Dublin, Ireland 12. Economic Diversity, Family Strategy, and Fertility in a Mexican-American Community 13. Labor Expropriation and Fertility: Population Growth in Nineteenth Century Java 14. The Political Economy of Fertility Regulation: The Kusasi of Savanna West Africa (Ghana) 15. Agricultural Intensification and Fertility in The Gambia (West Africa) 16. Temne Fertility: Rural Continuity, Urban Change, Rural-Urban Differences, and Public Policy Problems