Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

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THE PAKISTAN DEVELOPMENT REVIEW 

Change and Differentials in Women’s Knowledge of, Attitude towards and Practice of Family Planning in Pakistan during the 1960s

The objectives of this study are five-fold. First, to examine evidence of changes which may have occurred among Pakistani women in their knowledge of, attitude towards and practice of family planning up to 1968-69 after eight to nine years of experience with Government-supported programmes aimed at reducing fertility; second, to examine in considerable detail differentials among women in their knowledge of, attitude towards and practice of family planning; third, to analyze the effects of knowledge and attitudes on behavioural change—i.e. practice of family planning ; fourth, to examine possible programme and policy implications of findings from this study; and fifth, to identify areas of future research and analysis which would appear needed.1 The study could provide further insight! into effectiveness of the Family Planning Programme (now renamed as the Population Planning Programme) during a major part of the Third Five-Year Plan period, 1965-70.

J. Gilbert Hardee, Mohammad Azhar

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