Fertility Control and Income Distribution in Developing Countries With National Family Planning Programmes

Naohiro Ogawa


Development policy, by and large, has emphasized economic
transfor¬mation in the direction of sustained and rapid increases in the
national product. In developing countries, however, the recent rapid
economic gains have been unequally distributed among countries, regions
within countries and socio¬economic groups.1 As a result of such
economic inequality, development planners have increasingly questioned
the validity of aggregate growth as the main objective of development
strategy, thus turning their attention to social transformation in the
direction of a more widespread access of the population to provisions of
government goods, such as education, health services and adequate
housing [35]. Such a development policy involves an interdisciplinary
and comprehensive approach in which population policy has a significant
role to play.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30541/v17i4pp.431-450


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