Pakistan Institute of Development Economics



John A. Ross and Elizabeth Frankenburg. Findings from Two Decades of Family Planning Research. New York: The Population Council. 1993. vi+101pp.Softbound. (Price not given.)

This volume is a report that presents the results of the extensive research undertaken in family planning over the past two decades. In a concise form the empirical findings on family planning and its programme-related issues have been described in simple statements, with summary evidence or illustration for each statement. The report has four main parts and twelve chapters in all. In the first part, the two chapters which cover information on contraceptive prevalence, fertility, and family planning programmes give an overall view of the changes that have occurred in total fertility rates and programme effort scores in different regions and selected developing countries of the world.

Naushin Mahmood