ERIC Number: ED108865
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
In Search of Population Policy: Views from the Developing World.
National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.
This report examines what people in the developing countries think about population policy--a topic that is emerging as a subject of critical concern to governments of those countries. In 1973, five seminars were held in different parts of the developing world. Each seminar was limited to 20-25 participants selected from five to nine countries. The participants received a set of questions which focused on four topics concerning population: (1) Population Problems, (2) Population Policies or Responses and Their Effects, (3) Policy Administration: Actors and Constituent Groups, and (4) Policy Options. The participants were asked to write a brief memorandom in response to the questions. The memorandum was to serve as a common point of departure for discussion and to prepare the participants to examine population policy in a broad context. All five seminars followed an agenda based on the questions. At the end of each seminar, participants were asked to complete an evaluation questionnaire. Most participants said that they had gained a broader understanding of population policy. This book contains an introduction, the results of the five seminars: South Asia Seminar, Middle East Seminar, Latin America-Commonwealth Caribbean Seminar, Africa Seminar, and Southeast Asia Seminar, a summary, and committee reflections. (TK)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Policy, Population Education, Population Growth, Population Trends, Seminars, Surveys
National Academy of Sciences, Printing and Publishing Office, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20418 (No. 02242, $4.25)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Asia