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The Politics of Family Planning in the Third World

Edited by T. E. Smith

© 2011 – Routledge

348 pages

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About the Book

First published in 1973, this book is an attempt to examine the political determinants (as opposed to the more usual emphasis upon consequences) of contemporary population policy formation and action in developing countries, with particular reference to policy relating to family limitation.

Table of Contents

1. Historical Perspectives 2. Developments in the 1960s 3. Family Planning in Continental Sub-Saharan Africa 4. Kenya’s Population and Family Planning Policy: A Challenge to Development Communication 5. Mauritius: Religion and Population Pressure 6. Fiji: A Study of Ethnic Plurality and Family Planning 7. Singapore: Family Planning in an Urban Environment 8. Family Planning in West Malaysia: The Triumph of Economics and Health over Politics 9. Family Planning in Ceylon 10. Conclusions

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Development

Routledge Library Editions: Development will re-issue works which address economic, political and social aspects of development. Published over more than four decades these books trace the emergence of development as one of the most important contemporary issues and one of the key areas of study for modern social science.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / General