Decline in Human Fertility: 1950-2007

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This document describes the experience of 50 years of family planning program implementation worldwide and its impact on achieving fertility reduction. It illustrates areas of the world where family planning programs succeeded and where they have failed, while describing the general characteristics that have surrounded family planning programs and that have influenced their ability to obtain significant fertility reductions. These characteristics range from the political will to generate widespread behavior change to adopt contraception, to the belief of many world leaders that great nations are the result of large and increasing populations.

Publication Date 
September 2010
Resource Type 
Project Reports
Regions/ Countries