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Family size and well-being : evidence from Thailand

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Publication Date: January 1990

Publisher(s): East-West Center

Author(s): Bryant Robey

Series: Asia-Pacific population & policy ; no. 12

Topic: Economics (Economic policy, planning, and development)
Population and demographics (Family planning)

Type: Brief

Coverage: Thailand


The results of a Thai study imply that as national fertility levels fall, family savings and consumption will rise, and a growing share of the population will receive an education, furthering national development goals. These findings have important implications for family planning programs and policymakers in Thailand and other developing countries.