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Birth Control: Academy Report Stresses Burdens of High Birth Rate among the Impoverished Here

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Science  28 May 1965:
Vol. 148, Issue 3674, pp. 1205-1257
DOI: 10.1126/science.148.3674.1205


In addition to the suggestions contained in the body of its report, the Academy population committee made several specific recommendations in three major spheres of activity—research, education and training, and services. Essentially the recommendations in all three areas can be summed up in a single word—"more." Specifically, in terms of research, the committee called for "all appropriate institutions, both private and governmental, to expand their efforts in the whole range of disciplines that contribute to knowledge of population matters, including demography, economics and other social sciences as well as biology, medicine and public health."