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Sustaining fertility through public policy: The range of options

McDonald, Peter


This paper describes the range of policies that might be used to support fertility rates at a moderate level, that is, around an average of 1.7-1.9 births per woman. The paper argues that in selecting from the range of policy options, consideration must be given to the existing social-institutional framework in the particular country. In other words, there can be no single cross-national model for success. Each country must seek its own institutionally appropriate approach. Also, each country...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Population
DOI: 10.2307/3246634


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