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Changes in Family, Fertility Behavior and Attitudes in Iran

Abbasi-Shavazi, Mohammad Jalal; McDonald, Peter; Hossein Chavoshi, Meimanat


The Islamic Republic of Iran has experienced a phenomenal fertility decline in recent years. The Total Fertility Rate (TFR) has declined from around 7.0 births per woman in 1979 at the time of the Revolution to around 2.1 in 2000. The fertility decline has been pervasive being observed in all provinces and rural and urban areas of Iran. The decline commenced in the mid-1980s, a few years before the revival of an official family planning program in 1989. Although, the family planning program...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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