Economic Equality and Fertility in Developing Countries

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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

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'...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
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Robert Repetto is currently Senior Fellow at the United Nations Foundation, working with its climate and energy program. Previously, he was Professor at the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and, before that, was vice president of the World Resources. He has been an advisor to governments on environment and the economy in the United States, Canada, Indonesia, Bangladesh and India.

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