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ERIC Number: ED134519
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Dec
Pages: 42
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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Understanding Population.
Mothner, Ira
Activities and concerns of Ford Foundation supported population research and training centers are described in this report. The centers are concerned with population growth, consequences of growth for human welfare, forces that determine family planning, interrelations among population variables, economics of contraceptive distribution, and population trends and birth control programs. The chapter on education and training presents information on population dynamics, demographic training, population communications, and family planning programs. Research collaboration and population education through the use of case studies are discussed in the chapter on service to developing nations. A chapter on research provides information on European birth rates, economic factors, contraception, family variables, and urbanization. In the last chapter, the prediction is made that the responsibility for research on population problems will shift to universities and institutions in developing nations, while governmental and philanthropic institutions in the industrial world will continue to support advanced training for demographers and advanced research tools. A listing of the 44 principal grants which have been made to centers for research and training on world population problems from 1954-76 and a directory of trustees and executive officers are included. (Author/DB)
Ford Foundation, 320 East 43 Street, New York, New York 10017 (free)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
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