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Multilingual Demographic Dictionary, second unified edition, English volume


Multilingual Demographic Dictionary, second unified edition, English vol.
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Disincentive  (DISINCENTIVE)

Population programs 1 designed to reduce fertility in developing countries have included family-planning education 2 and family-planning services 3, either alone or in association with health programs 4 and social welfare programs 5, particularly maternal and child health programs 6 designed to reduce mortality. Some countries resorted to incentives 7 and disincentives 8 of various kinds to elicit the motivation to use family limitation; social pressures 9 and legal sanctions 10 against disapproved fertility behavior are also encountered. The English term "Population Education 11★" is used untranslated in some countries, especially Germany. In this specific context, it refers to the dissemination of information (in schools and other contexts) about the impact of individual reproductive behavior on broader society. More...