The Control of Human Fertility in Jamaica

The Control of Human Fertility in Jamaica

The Control of Human Fertility in Jamaica

The Control of Human Fertility in Jamaica

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The present volume represents the final stages of a project initiated in 1953 under the sponsorship of the Conservation Foundation. At that time intensive interviews were conducted with a small sample of low-income Jamaicans, the project design paralleling that of an earlier study conducted by Stycos in Puerto Rico. The initial findings of the Jamaica study, fully reported in 1961, were sufficiently fruitful to make further research desirable.

In 1955, Robert G. Snider, then Vice President and Research Director of the Conservation Foundation, initiated a series of negotiations which culminated in financial support for the project by the Colonial Development and Welfare Fund of the British Colonial Office, the Nuffield Foundation, the Population Council, and the Conservation Foundation.

In view of the nature and scope of the project, high-level local sponsorship seemed advisable, and toward this end the Jamaica Population Research Foundation was created. This organization was composed of twenty-three leading Jamaicans and was under the chairmanship of Colonel the Honourable A. G. Curphey, then President of the Legislative Council of Jamaica. The members acted in a private capacity and were drawn from the medical . . .

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