Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment

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Tietze, C., and M. C. Murstein. 1975. Induced abortion: A factbook. Reports on Population/Family Planning, 14 ( 2d ed.), December. Recent information on abortion worldwide.

United States Commission on Population Growth and the American Future. 1972. Population and the American future, 6 vols. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. (A paperback edition of the summary and recommendations was published by Signet, New York.)

Additional References

Adams, E. Sherman. 1969. "Unwanted births and poverty in the United States". The Conference Board Record, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 10-17. Somewhat out of date, but useful.

Adamson, Peter. 1974. "A population policy and a development policy are one and the same thing". New Internationalist, May, pp. 7-9. An interesting article based on the work of William Rich and James Grant (see below), but considerably more antiMalthusian in its approach.

American Universities Field Staff. Fieldstaff Reports. These useful reports, several issued each month, focus on population related issues on a country-by-country basis.

Appleman, Philip, ed. 1976. An essay on the principle of population. Norton, New York. A reprinting of Malthus' famous essay along with many other essays and articles on the same general subject from Malthus' time to the present.

Arney, W. R., and W. H. Trescher. 1976. "Trends in attitudes toward abortion, 1972-1975". Family Planning Perspectives, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 117-124. On U.S. public opinion on abortion.

Association for Voluntary Sterilization (14 W. 40th St., New York, N.Y.). Excellent source of much information on sterilization, including how and where to obtain one.

Astrachan, Anthony. 1974. "People are the most precious". SR/World, October 19. An account of the Bucharest Conference on World Population.

Ayala, F. J., and C. T. Falk. 1971. "Sex of children and family size". Journal of Heredity, vol. 62, no. 1, pp. 57-59. Study indicating that desire for children of a particular sex may have little influence on family size in the U.S.

Bajema, C. J. 1971. Estimates of the direction and intensity of natural selection in relation to human intelligence by means of the intrinsic rate of natural increase. In Bajema, ed. Natural selection in human populations. Wiley, New York, pp. 276-291. Concludes that fertility has become positively correlated with IQ.

-----. 1971. The genetic implications of American life styles in reproduction and population control. In Natural selection in human populations, Bajema, ed. Wiley, New York, pp. 359-368. See especially discussion of genetic consequences of compulsory population control.

-----, ed. 1971. Natural selection in human populations. Wiley, New York. A diverse collection -- sec especially the section on natural selection and the future genetic composition of human populations.

Baldini, R., et al. 1974. The abortion dilemma. Atlas, November. Twelve reports on abortion policies around the world.

Barnett, Larry D. 1969. "Population policy: Payments for fertility limitation in the U.S." Social Biology, vol. 16, no. 4. An analysis of the economics of such a program.

Beaver, Steven E. 1975. Demographic transition theory reinterpreted. Lexington Books, Lexington, Mass. A detailed analysis that indicates what the important social factors that induce a demographic transition may be.

Behrman, S. J., L. Corsa, Jr., and R. Freedman, eds. 1969. Fertility and family planning; a world view. University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor. A basic source on family planning.

Bekele, Maaza. 1974. "False prophets of doom". Unesco Courier, July/August. An anti-Malthusian viewpoint, stressing poverty, distribution, and overurbanization as problem and denying that overpopulation exists.

Belsky, Raymond. 1975. Vaginal contraceptives: a time for reappraisal? Population Reports, series H, no. 3. On the problems, history, efficacy, and recent improvements of contraceptive foams, jellies, creams, suppositories, and so forth.

Berelson, Bernard, 1969. "Beyond family planning". Science, vol. 163, pp. 533-543. An evaluation of proposed means of population control and an affirmation of the value of family planning programs. (Reprinted in Holdren and Ehrlich, Global ecology.)

-----. 1975. The great debate on population policy; an instructive entertainment. An occasional paper of the Population Council. An informative and witty "dialog" among holders of different views on population control,

-----, ed. 1974. Population policy in developed countriel McGraw-Hill, New York. Discusses past and present policies in each country individually; useful.

-----. et al. 1966. Family planning and population programs. University of Chicago Press, Chicago. A classic study of early family planning program.

Best, Winfield, and Louis Dupré, 1967. Birth control. Encyclopedia Britannica. Interesting account of the history of the planned parenthood movement.

Blake, Judith. 1965. "Demographic science and the redirection of population policy". Journal of chronic disease vol. 18, pp. 1181-1200. On implicit policies contained in social attitudes towards marriage, families, and women's role in society.

-----. 1968. "Are babies consumer durables?" Population Studies, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 5-25. An examination of economic factors motivating family planning.

-----. 1971. "Abortion and public opinion: the 1960-1970 decade". Science, vol. 171, pp. 540-549. Documents change in American attitudes toward abortion during the 1960s.


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