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Description - Population and Progress in a Yoruba Town by Elisha P. Renne

This study of local perceptions of population and development in a rural southwestern Nigerian town questions some of the underlying assumptions of demographic theory of fertility transition. As this study demonstrates, neither fertility change nor development follows a universal trajectory. Whether lower fertility or Western models of development are viewed as possible or advantageous reflects cultural ideas about proper social relations as well as political economic conditions, which may hinder or facilitate these changes.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780748618156
ISBN-10: 0748618155
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 24-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Elisha P. Renne

Elisha P. Renne is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies, University of Michigan.

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