The Reproductive Revolution: New survey findings

 Data from the Demographic and Health Surveys and the Family Planning Surveys are used to review fertility trends in developing countries since the 1960s.  Consideration is given to fertility patterns and preference; contraceptive use, knowledge, and availability; estimates of unmet needs for family planning services; trends in marriage age; infant and child mortality; and antenatal and child health care.  Future fertility patterns are also projected.  An appendix provides information on the status of the surveys in each participating country as of December 1992.

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health,Center for Communication Programs,Population Information Program