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The fertility transition in Iran : revolution and reproduction

Author: Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi; Peter F McDonald; Meimanat Hosseini-Chavoshi
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, ©2009.
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Confounding all conventional wisdom, the fertility rate in the Islamic Republic of Iran fell from around 7.0 births per woman in the early 1980s to 1.9 births per woman in 2006. That this, the largest and fastest fall in fertility ever recorded, should have occurred in one of the world's few Islamic Republics demands explanation. This book, based upon a decade of research is the first to attempt such an explanation.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Abbasi-Shavazi, Mohammad Jalal.
Fertility transition in Iran.
Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, ©2009
(OCoLC)428029005
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi; Peter F McDonald; Meimanat Hosseini-Chavoshi
ISBN: 9789048131983 9048131987 9789048131976 9048131979 1282363018 9781282363014
OCLC Number: 489218899
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The Fall in Iranian Fertility: Theoretical Considerations --
The Social, Economic and Cultural Contexts of Population Policy Changes in Iran --
National and Provincial Level Fertility Trends in Iran, 1972-2006 --
Fertility Dynamics Using Parity Progression Ratios --
Effects of Marital Fertility and Nuptiality on Fertility Transition in Iran, 1976-2006 --
Contraceptive Use: Trends, Levels and Correlates --
Contraceptive Use Dynamics: Life Time Use --
A Cohort Perspective on Changes in Family, Fertility Behaviour and Attitudes --
Women's Autonomy and Fertility Behaviour --
Explanations of the Past and Expectations of the Future of Fertility in Iran.
Responsibility: Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi, Peter McDonald, Meimanat Hosseini-Chavoshi.

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Rich in data and demographic method, this is the first attempt to explain the dramatic fall in the birth rate in Iran following the Islamic revolution of 1980. All the relevant demographic data are  Read more...

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