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Family planning and fertility decline in rural Iran: The impact of rural health clinics

Salehi-Isfahani, Djavad; Abbasi Shavazi, Mohammad; Hosseini-Chavoshi, Meimanat


During the first few years of the Islamic Revolution of 1979, and aided by pro-natal government policies, Iranian fertility was on the rise. In a reversal of its population policy, in 1989, the government launched an ambitious and innovative family planning program aimed at rural families. By 2005, the program had covered more than 90% of the rural population and the average number of births per rural woman had declined to replacement level from about 8 births in the mid 1980s. In this paper,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Health Economics
DOI: 10.1002/hec.1613


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