Curbing Population Growth

An Insider’s Perspective on the Population Movement

  • Oscar Harkavy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. What Is in This Book

    1. Oscar Harkavy
      Pages 1-7
  3. Beginnings of the Modern Population Movement

  4. The Population Movement Flourishes

    1. Oscar Harkavy
      Pages 29-71
  5. Studying the Causes and Effects of Population Change

  6. The Search for Better Contraception

    1. Oscar Harkavy
      Pages 93-127
  7. India Faces Its Population Problems

    1. Oscar Harkavy
      Pages 129-161
  8. Population Issues in the United States

    1. Oscar Harkavy
      Pages 163-184
  9. New Directions for the Population Movement?

    1. Oscar Harkavy
      Pages 185-207
  10. Commentaries

  11. Back Matter
    Pages 251-274

About this book


Oscar Harkavy offers a unique insider's view of the fascinating world of population politics. Chapters trace the growth of the movement as well as the various foundations, governments, and intergovernmental organizations which were an integral part of it from its beginning in the 1950s, through its growth during the 60s and 70s, to the present. Topics include the role of social science in understanding the causes and effects of population growth; reproductive research and contraceptive development; and the politics of family planning, sex education, and abortion in the United States.


Demography Sex education politics population population growth

Authors and affiliations

  • Oscar Harkavy
    • 1
  1. 1.The Ford FoundationNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-9908-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-9906-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-6784
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