The Survey under Unusual Conditions: The Jamaica Human Fertility Investigation

The Survey under Unusual Conditions: The Jamaica Human Fertility Investigation

The Survey under Unusual Conditions: The Jamaica Human Fertility Investigation

The Survey under Unusual Conditions: The Jamaica Human Fertility Investigation

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The research project represented in part by this monograph was supported by the Conservation Foundation, the Colonial Development and Welfare Fund of the British Colonial Office, the Nuffield Foundation, and the Population Council. We are indebted to these organizations for their assistance. Donald O. Mills, Research Manager of the project, was a full collaborator in the field work and assumed acting directorship at several strategic phases of the field operations. Our debt to him is great. Finally, we wish to express our gratitude to the dramatis personae of this report, the interviewers. Ably led by Miss Thelma Thomas, they suffered the rigors of the field work only to be subjected to our interminable tests. Our deepest thanks.

Part I
Field Work and Field Workers

A. Background of the Project

The following monograph is an outgrowth of the Jamaica Family Life Project. The project was designed to investigate those aspects of family structure which had relevance for human fertility, and to apply such knowledge to a pilot experiment in social change with respect to family planning. Following a design similar to one previously used in Puerto Rico, the research concentrated on lower-class . . .

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