ERIC Number: ED059880
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Studies in Family Planning, Volume 3, Number 1.
Population Council, New York, NY.
Presented in the principal article, "Planning, Starting, and Operating an Educational Incentives Project," is a summary of activities to date in an educational savings project in Taiwan. The incentive project is designed to reward those couples who limit their family size, by providing funds for their children's secondary and higher education. To pretest the nationwide program, a pilot program was implemented in September, 1971, one of the first such plans to have been adapted to local conditions. Design of the pilot project, its procedures (preliminary survey, promotion, enrollment, eligibility, and financing), evaluation, and the nationwide scheme are described. Although it will be several years before the effect of this program on fertility is known, it is felt a review of the initial stages may be of value to those who wish to implement similar projects. Also included in the paper are two further reports: "Singapore: A Cost-Effect Analysis of a Family Planning Program" and "IUDs and the Birth Rate in Greenland." The first reports statistically an analysis of cost by method and demonstrates one way cost data can be used in measuring cost-effectiveness. The second describes the results of an IUD program in Narssaq District, South Greenland. (BL)
Descriptors: Contraception, Cost Effectiveness, Demography, Family Planning, Foreign Countries, Programs, Reports, Social Sciences, Statistical Data
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Authoring Institution: Population Council, New York, NY.