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Contingent lives : fertility, time, and aging in West Africa

Author: Caroline H Bledsoe; Fatoumatta Banja
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2002.
Series: Lewis Henry Morgan lectures, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Most women in the West use contraception in order to avoid having children. But in rural sub-saharan Africa many women use it for the opposite reason, to have more children. This study of aging and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline H Bledsoe; Fatoumatta Banja
ISBN: 0226058522 9780226058528 0226058514 9780226058511
OCLC Number: 954871046
Description: xx, 396 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Lewis Henry Morgan lectures, 1999.
Responsibility: Caroline H. Bledsoe with contributions by Fatoumatta Banja ; foreword by Anthony T. Carter.

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"Making brilliant use of the puzzle of women in The Gambia using modern contraception as a means to increase their fertility, Bledsoe shows - in a way no one previously has done so well - just why Read more...

 
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