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Oscar Harkavy offers a unique insider's view of the fascinating world of population politics. Chapters trace the growth of the movement as well as the various foundations, governments, and intergovernmental organizations which were an integral part of it from its beginning in the 1950s, through its growth during the 60s and 70s, to the present. Topics include the role of social science in understanding the causes and effects of population growth; reproductive research and contraceptive development; and the politics of family planning, sex education, and abortion in the United States.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Demography - Sex - education - politics - population - population growth
Introduction: What Is in This Book. Beginnings of the Modern Population Movement. The Population Movement Flourishes: The Sixties and Seventies. Studying the Causes and Effects of Population Change. The Search for Better Contraception. India Faces Its Population Problems. Population Issues in the United States. New Directions for the Population Movement? Commentaries: The Present Status of the World Population, Demography, and Population Policy; A.J. Coale. Expanding Contraceptive Choices for Men and Women; S.J. Segal. Reforming Population Paradigms for Science and Action; A.O. Tsui. Index.