Population et famille
Comments are presented on a paper by L Genicot concerning the large cities of the West in the year 1300. The present article focuses on the population of Belgian cities and includes a discussion of the methodology used.
Humboldt journal of social relations
The process of transition in which a population's rate of natural increase changes from low to high to low is familiar yet a widely accepted theory has not been produced. This paper shows that the search for a general transition theory is ill-advised. This theory would contain laws that can be used: 1) in explaining changes in population growth rat...
International development review
Information has been the most neglected link in the development process. Yet it should be evident that a massive, rapid metamorphosis such as developing countries are presently undergoing can only be chaotic and extremely costly in human terms if not accompanied by large amounts of intelligently presented information, enabling people both to unders...
2 hypotheses have emerged to explain minority fertility. The traditional explanation, the social "characteristics hypothesis," predicts that as a minority group approaches the socioeconomic status of the dominant group their fertility rate will also approximate the majority group rate. The alternative explanation, "the minority group status hypothe...
International journal of health services : planning, administration, evaluation
The Oxford Famine Relief Committee (OXFAM) supports health projects and assists community health programs in underdeveloped nations. This paper focuses on the study of the success as well as failures of some of the more innovative, community-oriented health projects which are funded to a large extent by OXFAM in order to arrive at guidelines for ap...
Family planning perspectives
The U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed the constitutionality of the Hyde Amendment prohibiting federal funding for virtually all abortions for indigent women eligible for medical assistance. The Hyde Amendment represents a compromise on the politically sensitive issue of legality of all abortions. Despite the political controversy, however, real gains...
Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie
There is no scientific evidence to support the hypothesis put forth by Dr. Philip Ney in a recent article published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry that induced abortion is associated with an increase in child abuse. There are, however, numerous studies which support the contention that mandatory motherhood adversely affects the mental health...
The non-Marxist, or neo-Malthusian, approach to the study of population problems is criticized, with particular reference to the situation in Africa. An alternative Marxist approach is proposed in which the solution to population problems is sought either in revolution or radical improvements in social welfare involving the maximum egalitarian dist...
Sichuan da xue xue bao = Sichuandaxue xuebao
A critique of bourgeois population theory is presented. The author states that Marx's population theory of dialectical materialism includes both quantitative and qualitative elements. The objective of Chinese population policy is to raise the quality of population through the development of the social forces of production. The need to pursue the fo...
Social science & medicine. Medical psychology & medical sociology
The author states that the issues emphasized in J.H. Bryant's paper on WHO's "Health for All By 2000" are American policy and administration, and the WHO, but contends that the real concern is with health today and the "New Health Policy Order" for the next two decades. It is argued that the new policies, which are meant to bring about a dramatic c...