Table of contents for Poverty reduction--an effective means of population control : theory, evidence and policy / by Mohammed Sharif.

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Contents
List of Figures	ix
List of Tables	x
List of Appendices	xii
Preface		xiii
Acknowledgment	xvi
List of Abbreviations	xvii
1	Population Control Policy¿Problems of Assumptions	1
		Summary	1
		The Policy	1
		The Assumptions	4
		Alternative Hypotheses	5
		Issues to Investigate	6
		Organization of the Book	7
		References	8
2	Population Control Policy and Working Poor Behavior¿An 
	Analysis of Incompatibility	11
			Summary	11
			Introduction	11
			Population Policy	13
			Working Poor Behavior	15
			Evidence from Bangladesh	16
			Conclusions	26
			References	27
3	Irrational Fertility Behavior Hypothesis¿An Empirical
 Examination, 1998-2000 Data	31
 	Summary	31
 	Introduction	31
 	The Data	33
 	Estimation and Results	37
 		Irrationality Hypothesis¿Fertility Causes Poverty	37
 	 	 OLS Estimates of Poverty	39
Irrationality Hypothesis
¿Ignorance Causes Unregulated Fertility	40
 		 OLS and OLS-IV Estimates of Contraception Use	41	
 	Conclusions	43
 	References	47
 
4	Irrational Fertility Behavior Hypothesis
		¿Further Evidence, 2001-2005 Data	49
			Summary	49
			Introduction	49
			The Data	50
			Estimation and Results	52
				Irrationality Hypothesis¿Fertility Causes Poverty	53
				 OLS Estimates of Poverty	54
				Irrationality Hypothesis
				¿Ignorance Causes Unregulated Fertility	54
				 OLS and OLS-IV Estimates of Contraception Use	54
			Conclusions	56
			References	57
	
5	Child Participation, Nature of Work, and Fertility Demand
 ¿A Theoretical Analysis	59
 	Summary	59
 	Introduction	60
 	A Model of Differential Fertility	62
 	Fertility Results	65
 	Non-Monotonicity in Landholding-Fertility Relationship	
 		and Empirical Contradictions	70
 	Conclusions	73
 	References	78
 
6	The Observed Landholding-Fertility Relationship
	¿Is It Monotonic?	83
			Summary	83
			Introduction	83
			A Non-Monotonic Functional Relationship	84
			Data and Estimation	90
			Conclusions	102
			References	107
7	Poverty and Fertility
¿Evidence and Policy Implications, 1998-2000 Data	113
		Summary	113
		Introduction	113
		Empirical Results	114
			OLS and OLS-IV Estimates of Female Participation in	
				 Economic Activities	114
			Two-Stage Least Squares Estimates of Poverty	117
			OLS and Two-Stage Least Squares Estimates of Fertility	119
		Policy Implications	122
		Conclusions	125
		References	127
8	Poverty and Fertility¿Further Evidence, 2001-2005 Data	129
		Summary	129
		Introduction	129
		Estimation	129
			OLS and OLS-IV Estimates of Female Participation
			 in Economic Activities	130
			Two-Stage Least Squares Estimates of Poverty	133
			OLS and Two-Stage Least Squares Estimates
			 of fertility	133
		Policy Implications	135
		Conclusions	138
		References	139
9	Poverty Eradication Policies	141
		Summary	141
		Introduction	141
		Concept of Poverty	143
		Conditions of Poverty	144
			Effects of Landlessness	144
			Effects of Low-Wage Labor Markets	145
			Distributional Inequity	145
			Effects of Lack of Education and Training	145
		Policy Recommendations	146
			Providing Resources to the Poor	146
			Generating Gainful Employment Opportunities	147
			Reducing Inequity	148
			Teaching Physical Hygiene and Nutrition	148
		Resources for the Policy	149
		Conclusions	149
		References	151
10	Concluding Remarks	155
		Summary	155
		The Findings	155
		Policy Recommendations	157
		Suggestions for Further Research	158
		Reference	159		
Index			161

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Developing countries -- Population policy.
Developing countries -- Economic policy.
Poverty -- Developing countries.
Birth control -- Developing countries.