The Decline of Fertility and Child Mortality in Central East Pakistan,
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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A major objective of demographic research is to develop analytical and empirical foundations for predicting future demographic trends in a reliable manner, thereby providing time for implementing policy to cope with the repercussions of these trends. An even more important role for research is to estimate the responsiveness of demographic trends to policy instruments, allowing governments the option to modify future trends. This study first explores the policy making needs for demographic information and research. It attempts, then, to estimate on an aggregate basis some of this information for East Pakistan from a survey of retrospective histories collected from a sample of married women. This investigation supports the conclusion that more attention should be turned to retrospective longitudinal surveys and their micro analysis.
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