Normative Influence and Desired Family Size among Young People in Rural Egypt

July 14, 2011 • Family Planning, Africa, Daily Email Recap

Greetings from San Francisco, where I have several meetings over the next two days.  This article is from the June 2011 issue of Studies in Family Planning.  This paper finds that the number of children people want is based on the family environment in which they live, especially attitudes by family members as to what is normal for family size.  See

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