ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Importance of Female Primary Education for Fertility Reduction in India

for Fertility Reduction in India Anrudh K Jain Moni Nag The launching of the Seventh Plan provides an opportunity to initiate those 'beyond family planning' measures which contribute to the overall objective of fertility reduction in India. At the 1974 Bucharest Conference on Population, the Indian delegation was instrumental in introducing the oft-repeated slogan 'development is the best contraceptive: The actual experience in India since then has rarely reflected this theme, which requires that the potential impact of developmental activities on fertility be taken account of in the design and implementation of development programmes. In this article the authors examine education sector policies and suggest modifications from the fertility reduction perspective.

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