Lebanon, with large Christian communities, is a relatively modern country compared with others in the Moslem fertile crescent, and an interesting microcosm for studying fertility changes in this area. David Yaukey's book, based on interviews with over 900 Lebanese women, describes the pattern of large fertility changes according to rural and urban residence, education, and religion. Appendices include methodological problems encountered and attempts to solve them.
Originally published in 1961.
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Table of Contents
- Frontmatter, pg. i
- FOREWORD, pg. v
- PREFACE, pg. vii
- TABLE OF CONTENTS, pg. xi
- LIST OF TABLES, pg. xiv
- I. THE SETTING, pg. 1
- II. THE METHOD, pg. 16
- III. DESCRIPTION OF FERTILITY DIFFERENCES, pg. 25
- IV. INTRODUCTION TO THE ANALYSIS OF FERTILITY DIFFERENCES, pg. 44
- V. INVOLUNTARY DETERMINANTS OF FERTILITY, pg. 47
- VI. VOLUNTARY DETERMINANTS OF FERTILITY, pg. 60
- VII. FAMILY SIZE ADVISED, pg. 72
- VII. INTERPRETATION, pg. 76
- APPENDIX A. THE SAMPLE, pg. 85
- APPENDIX B. TECHNICAL NOTES ON GATHERING THE DATA, pg. 97
- APPENDIX C. EVALUATION OF THE DATA, pg. 109
- APPENDIX D. TECHNICAL NOTES ON THE ANALYSIS, pg. 113
- APPENDIX E. INTERVIEW SCHEDULE AND INSTRUCTIONS, pg. 131
- APPENDIX F. SUPPORTING TABLES, pg. 165
- APPENDIX G. REFERENCES CITED, pg. 202