[Scientific population policies? On how to appear to be what one is not...and not to appear to be what one is (J. P. Sartre's definition of hypocrisy)]

Politiq Popul. 1986 Nov;2(4):53-85.
[Article in French]


PIP: The author suggests that most of the population policies in developing countries since World War II are based on unproven scientific argument. Such arguments disguise the inadequacy of current knowledge concerning the relationship between population and development. He notes that the practical implication of such policies has generally been confined to the creation of a family planning program designed to reduce fertility. The need for the development of a new politically oriented demography is stressed. (SUMMARY IN ENG)

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Demography*
  • Developing Countries*
  • Economics*
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic*
  • Family Planning Policy*
  • Family Planning Services
  • Fertility*
  • Health Planning Guidelines*
  • Health Planning*
  • Politics*
  • Population
  • Population Dynamics*
  • Public Policy*
  • Social Sciences