Economic development and fertility decline : lessons from Asia's newly industrialized countries
Publication Date: January 1991
Publisher(s): East-West Center
Author(s): Bryant Robey
Series: Asia-Pacific population & policy ; no. 16
During the past 25 years, Asia's newly industrialized countries, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan, have experienced rapid economic growth and achieved dramatic reductions in fertility. The evidence is strong that investments in economic and social development have combined with effective family planning programs to reduce fertility rates.