ERIC Number: ED231685
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Political and Socio-Economic Factors and Family Planning Programs in Developing Countries: A Cross-National Analysis.
Choi, H. Hoyle
The overall effectiveness of national family planning programs in developing countries is most likely to be achieved in countries where a strong, stable political system has been the major vehicle in sustained efforts of modernization and development. In this context, a study of 30 non-Communist developing countries during 1960-1975 shows that a country's level of political capacity (i.e., its capability to make and enforce policies for national development and to cope with the changes generated by the society in the process of modernization) has a clear and substantial effect on program performance that is independent of the level of socioeconomic development. However, the influence of political capacity is substantially greater among countries at high level of development than among those at low level. Financial aid for programs from the international community does not seem to have significant effects on program results. (RM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the National Conference on the Third World (5th, Omaha, NE, October 27-30, 1982).