The Continuing Demographic Transition

The Continuing Demographic Transition

by Ronald McDonald Douglas
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198292570

ISBN-13: 9780198292579

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press

One of the most significant occurrences of this century has been the drastic decline in many countries of tragically high death and birth rates. In this collection, leading demographers, anthropologists, sociologists, and historians examine the causes of this transition and the reasons why many other countries have not followed suit.  See more details below

Overview

One of the most significant occurrences of this century has been the drastic decline in many countries of tragically high death and birth rates. In this collection, leading demographers, anthropologists, sociologists, and historians examine the causes of this transition and the reasons why many other countries have not followed suit.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198292579
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.30(d)
Lexile:
1460L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors and Editors
Introduction1
Pt. IFertility Transition13
1What Do We Now Know about Fertility Transition?15
Pt. IIRecent Insights into Demographic Transition27
2The First Health Transition in Australia, 1880-191029
3The Demise of Universal Marriage in East and South-East Asia51
4An Analysis of Parity-Dependent Fertility Falls in Tropical Africa80
5Replacement-Level Fertility: The Implausible Endpoint of the Demographic Transition94
6Intergenerational Wealth Flows and the Elderly in Indonesia111
Pt. IIIThe Place of Culture in the Explanation of Demographic Transition135
7The Proper Role of Culture in Demographic Explanation137
8Gender and Demographic Change: What Do We Know?158
9Marriage Change as Moral Change: Culture, Virtue, and Demographic Transition183
10Orderly Theories, Disorderly Women213
11Numerators and Denominators in the Study of High Fertility Populations: Past and Potential Contributions from Cultural Anthropology246
12Contraception and Religiosity in Bangladesh268
13The Rise of Dowry in Bangladesh290
14Underinvestment in Children: A Reorganization of the Evidence on the Determinants of Child Mortality307
15Health Treatment Behaviour in Sri Lanka332
Pt. IVThe Place of Policy in the Explanation of Recent Fertility Declines363
16The Governance of Fertility Transition: Reflections on the Asian Experience365
17Politics, Culture, and Fertility: Transitions in Indonesia383
18The Role of Family Planning Programmes in Contemporary Fertility Transitions422
Index445

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