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Population Dynamics and Family Planning
Arthur A. Campbell
Journal of Marriage and Family
Vol. 30, No. 2, Family Planning and Fertility Control (May, 1968), pp. 202-206
Published by: National Council on Family Relations
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/349246
Page Count: 5
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During the past half-century, the fertility of the population of the United States has gone through a complete cycle. This paper describes the cycle itself and some of the factors that determine its timing and amplitude. The broad historical point of view is emphasized, and today's family-planning patterns are discussed in this context. The current decline in fertility is seen primarily as the foreseeable result of certain changes in fertility patterns that occurred in the past. The introduction of more effective methods of contraception has facilitated this decline, but is not its chief cause. Differences in family-planning practices of major socioeconomic groups are discussed.
Journal of Marriage and Family © 1968 National Council on Family Relations