ERIC Number: ED193119
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The World Fertility Survey: January 1979-December 1979. Annual Report.
World Fertility Survey, London (England).; International Statistical Inst., Voorburg (Netherlands).
This report summarizes 1979 activities of the World Fertility Survey (WFS), an international population research program to assist interested countries carry out surveys of human fertility behavior. The document is organized into six major sections. Following an introduction, section two briefly describes participation of countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Section three discusses developments in data processing such as technical assistance to countries, software development, and training in data processing. The fourth section, the major portion of the document, provides a detailed account of progress made in three major analyses of WFS: the publication of first country reports, initiation and implementation of second stage analysis, and cross-national comparative analysis. Research projects initiated or discussed in workshops are described according to individual countries. Section five outlines other program developments including special field studies (post-enumeration and husbands' surveys), technical monitoring, and publications. Sections six and seven list WFS committees with brief summaries of 1979 meetings and WFS personnel. Appendices provide information on participating countries, publications of WFS, addresses to obtain first country reports, and a bibliography of world fertility survey references in journals and conference papers. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United Nations Fund for Population Activities, New York, NY.; Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: World Fertility Survey, London (England).; International Statistical Inst., Voorburg (Netherlands).