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Family Planning and Economic Well-Being: New Evidence From Bangladesh

October 28, 2009 • Daily Email Recap

Family Planning and Economic Well-Being: New Evidence From Bangladesh
Family planning is one of the most cost-effective health interventions in the developing world. For decades, research has shown that for a relatively modest investment, family planning saves lives and improves maternal and child health. However, there have been relatively few studies that shed light on how family planning also lifts families out of poverty.

For full article, visit:
http://www.prb.org/Publications/PolicyBriefs/bangladeshfamilyplanning.aspx

Family Planning and Economic Well-Being: New Evidence From Bangladesh, Interview With Jay Gribble

In this interview, Jay Gribble, vice president of International Programs at PRB and a co-author of the PRB Policy Brief, “Family Planning and Economic Well-Being: New Evidence From Bangladesh,” discusses how a family planning and health program benefitted women and families in the Matlab area of Bangladesh in terms of livelihoods, health, and education, as well as the policy implications of the recent study’s findings.
http://www.prb.org/Journalists/Webcasts/2009/bangladeshfamilyplanning.aspx


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