ERIC Number: ED058074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
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Studies in Family Planning, Volume 2 Number 12.
Population Council, New York, NY.
A typology of incentives and the general effects of incentives for family planning are discussed in "Incentives in the Diffusion of Family Planning Innovations," the first of three studies in this monthly publication of The Population Council. A brief review of the history of incentives and their present status in the fields is given, together with a classification of different types of incentives, as illustrated by different programs, and five generalizations about the role of incentives in diffusing family planning innovations. The second report, "Fertility Decline and Contraceptive Use in the International Postpartum Family Planning Program," presents a brief summary of some principal findings from the Worldwide Postpartum Program Follow-up Survey conducted in 1970. Findings and statistical data show that while both the IUD and the pill have enabled most acceptors to control their fertility effectively, both methods have serious shortcomings and point to the continuing need for improved contraceptives. "Singapore: A Study of Clinic Continuation Rates," the final study, reports on the continuation rates of oral contraception as used in the Singapore National Program during a two year period. Characteristics and status of program users and dropouts are analyzed. Bibliographic references are included for the reports. (BL)
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, Contraception, Demography, Family Planning, Foreign Countries, Human Services, Reports, Social Welfare, Statistical Data
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Authoring Institution: Population Council, New York, NY.