ERIC Number: ED070612
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
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Country Profiles, Iran.
Friesen, John K.; Moore, Richard V.
A profile of Iran is sketched in this paper. Emphasis is placed on the nature, scope, and accomplishments of population activities in the country. Topics and sub-topics include: location and description of the country; population--size, number of households, women of reproductive age, growth patterns, role of women, urban/rural distribution, ethnic and religious composition, literacy, economic status, and contraceptive knowledge; population growth and development--national economics and social welfare expenditures; history of population concerns; population policies; population programs--objectives, organization, operations, governmental role, education and communication efforts, and private agencies in family planning; and foreign assistance for family planning activities. Summary statements indicate that program policy is to offer contraceptive information and services through the growing national network of family planning clinics, relying almost exclusively on pills as the contraceptive technique. The strength and sense of urgency of the national commitment can be seen both in the rapidly increasing channeling of talent and financial resources to this effort and in the ambition of national goals for decreasing the current high population growth rate. References and a country map are given. (BL)
Descriptors: Demography, Developing Nations, Family Planning, National Programs, Population Distribution, Population Growth, Population Trends, Social Sciences
The Population Council, 245 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10017 (Free)
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Authoring Institution: Population Council, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: Iran