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Poverty reduction--an effective means of population control : theory, evidence and policy / Mohammed Sharif.

By: Sharif, Mohammed.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2007Description: xv, 166 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0754647285 (alk. paper); 9780754685708; 0754685705; 9780754647287 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Poverty -- Developing countries | Birth control -- Developing countries | Developing countries -- Population policy | Developing countries -- Economic policyDDC classification: 363.96 Online resources: Table of contents only | WorldCat details | E-book Fulltext
Contents:
Table of contents Population control policy -- Problems of assumptions -- Population control policy and working poor behavior -- an analysis of incompatibility -- Irrational fertility behavior hypothesis -- an empirical examination, 1998-2000 data -- Irrational fertility behavior hypothesis -- further examination, 2001-2005 data -- Child participation, nature of work, and fertility demand -- a theoretical analysis -- The observed landholding-fertility relationship -- is it monotonic? -- Poverty and fertility -- evidence and policy implications, 1998-2000 data -- Poverty and fertility -- further evidence, 2001-2005 data -- Poverty eradication policies -- Concluding remarks.
Summary: Summary: This book contends that high fertility is rational in that it achieves short term economic benefit and long term old-age support for families. Wider macroeconomic choices of the poor are not the concern of the individual family. This means that the fertility choices of the poor are not a result of ignorance.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Table of contents Population control policy --
Problems of assumptions --
Population control policy and working poor behavior --
an analysis of incompatibility --
Irrational fertility behavior hypothesis --
an empirical examination, 1998-2000 data --
Irrational fertility behavior hypothesis --
further examination, 2001-2005 data --
Child participation, nature of work, and fertility demand --
a theoretical analysis --
The observed landholding-fertility relationship --
is it monotonic? --
Poverty and fertility --
evidence and policy implications, 1998-2000 data --
Poverty and fertility --
further evidence, 2001-2005 data --
Poverty eradication policies --
Concluding remarks.

Summary:
This book contends that high fertility is rational in that it achieves short term economic benefit and long term old-age support for families. Wider macroeconomic choices of the poor are not the concern of the individual family. This means that the fertility choices of the poor are not a result of ignorance.

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