© 1988

Berelson on Population

  • John A. Ross
  • W. Parker Mauldin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N1-N1
    2. John A. Ross, W. Parker Mauldin
      Pages 1-10
  3. Population Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N3-N3
    2. John A. Ross, W. Parker Mauldin
      Pages 11-32
    3. John A. Ross, W. Parker Mauldin
      Pages 33-41
    4. John A. Ross, W. Parker Mauldin
      Pages 42-58
  4. Resource Allocation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N4-N4
  5. Action Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N6-N6
    2. John A. Ross, W. Parker Mauldin
      Pages 85-100
    3. Howard C. Taylor Jr.
      Pages 101-108
    4. John A. Ross, W. Parker Mauldin
      Pages 109-114
  6. Contraceptive Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N8-N8
    2. John A. Ross, W. Parker Mauldin
      Pages 115-121
  7. Assessment of National Family Planning Programs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N10-N10
    2. Ronald Freedman
      Pages 123-156
  8. Ethical Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N12-N12

About this book


Bernard (Barney) Berelson had a major influence in the application of social science concepts and methods to population policy during the period from 1962 to 1980. This was the period when concern with population problems spread from a relatively small group of scholars and population activists to a much larger, diverse, international group of political and intellectual leaders and to the general public as well. There was an exponential growth in the number of scholars and service personnel in vari­ ous population and family specialities in this period. Barney came into the field with his appointment as Director of the Com­ munication Research Program of The Population Council in 1962. He had no previous training or experience in demography. Frank Notestein, Presi­ dent of The Population Council at the time, had the wisdom to appreciate the value and relevance of Barney's itTIpressive background in communica­ tion research and other social science areas, as well as his creative mind and leadership qualities. His influence on the Council's rapidly expanding program was so immediate and impressive that within a year, he was named Vice President. When Frank Notestein retired in 1968, Barney became President, a post he held for 6 very productive years.


Fertility decline assessment care demography developing countries developing world development ethical issues fertility growth planning population

Editors and affiliations

  • John A. Ross
    • 1
  • W. Parker Mauldin
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Population and Family HealthColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.The Population DivisionThe Rockefeller FoundationNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Berelson on Population
  • Editors John A. Ross
    W. Parker Mauldin
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-96716-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-8382-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4612-3868-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 275
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Demography
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