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Why Thai fertility has fallen : are there lessons for other countries?

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Publication Date: January 1988

Publisher(s): East-West Center

Author(s): Bryant Robey

Series: Asia-Pacific population & policy ; no. 7

Topic: Population and demographics (Family planning)

Type: Brief

Coverage: Thailand


The authors of a study conclude: "It is the interaction between socioeconomic change and an organized program, both operating within a cultural setting conducive to reproductive change in which a latent demand for birth control already existed, that resulted in the rapid and extensive decline of fertility [in Thailand.]"