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Religion and Fertility : Arab Christian-Muslim Differentials - Joseph Chamie

Religion and Fertility

Arab Christian-Muslim Differentials

Paperback Published: 5th October 1981
ISBN: 9780521281478
Number Of Pages: 168

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This work is a critical investigation into the relationship between religious affiliation, on the one hand, and fertility, family size preferences and family planning behaviour, on the other. Dr Chamie works from a set of unique data: the 1971 Fertility and Family Planning Survey in Lebanon. This survey is not only a national study of Lebanese fertility but also a large-scale survey (2,800 people) offering the opportunity to study Arab Christian-Muslim differentials. Lebanon's demographic situation has far greater scientific and practical importance than might be supposed from its relatively small population. From observing the important religious communities at different stages of social and economic development, Dr Chamie has thus been able to analyse the interacting effects of religion and socio-economic development on reproductive behaviour.

Theoretical framework
Data and methodology Data
Lebanese religious groups
Religious fertility differentials
Religious differentials in family size preferences
Religious differentials in fertility control knowledge, attitudes and practices
Summary and conclusions
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ISBN: 9780521281478
ISBN-10: 0521281474
Series: London Mathematical Society Lecture Notes
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 5th October 1981
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 0.99
Weight (kg): 0.25