This book briefly reviews sociological, economic, and demographic literature pertaining to the relationship between income and fertility in developed and developing countries. He presents a conceptual framework to examine how fertility responds to changes in the distribution of household income. The analysis of data from Puerto Rico, Korea, and rural India is carefully executed, and conclusive policy implications are discussed. Originally published in 1979
'…This book is likely to become a standard work, to be referred to time and again by scholars and policy makers in those fields concerned with interaction between population, development, and social justice.' David E. Horlacher, Susquehanna University
RFF has always recognized that environmental issues have both local and global implications. Classic books in this collection include detailed investigations of population and economic growth, the role of natural resource information in economic development, the role of women in developing economies, and the use and protection of land in tropical as well as Antarctic settings.
The RFF Library Collection brings back landmark books published by Resources for the Future throughout its nearly 60-year history as the pre-eminent research institution devoted exclusively to environmental issues. The Collection offers individuals and institutions the most classic and relevant literature across a range of environmental issues.