Types and Sources of Information on Family Planning

  • P. F. Selman
Part of the Reviews of United Kingdom Statistical Sources book series (RUKSS, volume 25)


The availability of data on many aspects of family planning, as defined above, has increased considerably in recent years. This has been influenced by three developments:
  1. a)

    The emergence of fertility regulation as a concern of organised medicine and the involvement of the state in providing contraceptive services and regulating legal abortion.

  2. b)

    The development of social research into aspects of the family building process, including specific studies, many government sponsored, of family planning services, contraceptive usage and family size attitudes.

  3. c)

    The incorporation into the General Household Survey (GHS) of routine questions concerned with contraceptive usage and family size expectations.



Family Planning Family Planning Service Contraceptive Usage Legal Abortion Fertility Regulation 
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© The Economic and Social Research Council 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. F. Selman
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Newcastle Upon TyneEngland

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