How development programs can affect fertility : the case of Bangladesh
Publication Date: January 1988
Publisher(s): East-West Center
Author(s): Bryant Robey
Series: Asia-Pacific population & policy ; no. 6
In Bangladesh, where government policy stresses both rural development and fertility reduction, a research program studied the impact of specific development policies and programs on fertility in selected rural areas. The researchers demonstrated that some development activities, although they do not have fertility reduction as an objective, also result in lower fertility, whereas other development programs have little or no effect on contraceptive use or fertility levels.