Curbing Population Growth: An Insider’s Perspective on the by Oscar Harkavy

By Oscar Harkavy

Oscar Harkavy deals a special insider's view of the interesting global of inhabitants politics. Chapters hint the expansion of the stream in addition to a number of the foundations, governments, and intergovernmental businesses which have been a vital part of it from its starting within the Fifties, via its development in the course of the 60s and 70s, to the current. subject matters contain the function of social technological know-how in realizing the reasons and results of inhabitants progress; reproductive study and contraceptive improvement; and the politics of relations making plans, intercourse schooling, and abortion within the United States.

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Raymond Pearl, The Natural History of Population (New York: Oxford University Press, 1939), p. 23. 34. Frank W. Notestein and Regine K. Stix, Controlled Fertility (Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins, 1940). 35. Notestein, "Demography in the United States," p. 660. 36. , pp. 659-660. 37. John Caldwell and Pat Caldwell, Limiting Population Growth and the Ford Foundation Contribution (London: Frances Pinter, 1986), p. 7. 38. , pp. 13-14. 39. Mary M. Kritz, The Rockefeller Foundation's Activities in Population: 1913-1978, April 1982, pp.

7-8. 47. Marshal C. Balfour, Frank Notestein, and Irene Taeuber, Public Health and Demography in the Far East: Report of a Survey Trip, September 13-December 13, 1948 (New York: The Rockefeller Foundation, 1950), p. 83. 48. Notestein, "Reminiscences", p. 79. 28 49. 50. 51. 52. CHAPTER 1 Ibid. , pp. 79-80. Population Council, A Chronicle, p. 13. "On the Origins of the Population Council," Population and Development Review 3, no. 4:493-502. 53. Population Council, A Chronicle, p. 14. 54. Ibid. 55.

Balfour proposed a field program in Ceylon to develop demographic data, but John Foster Dulles, chairman of the Rockefeller board, called upon Cardinal Spellman for advice and the project was rejected. 48 The foundation waited until 1953 to support a Third World field study, at which time it made a grant to Harvard for the Khanna study, a firsthand examination of the use, or rather non-use of available contraception-primarily vaginal foam tablets-by villagers in the Punjab. Otherwise the foundation "for many years ...

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