The experimental family planning program begun in 1963 in Taichung, the provincial capital of Taiwan, was the largest intensive program of its kind ever to be carried out for a sizable concentrated population. Its use of systematic observation and measurements was also unique. In evaluating the program and the data gathered, the authors seek to establish the extent to which the decline in Taiwan's fertility level resulted from the program rather than from the changes already underway in the society at that time. Finally, two vital questions occupy them: What has been learned in Taiwan, and how much of this can be applied to other developing countries with rapid population growth? Originally published in 1969. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
*Frontmatter, pg. i*Preface, pg. v*Contents, pg. vii*List of Tables, pg. ix*List of Figures, pg. xxvii*I. The Problem, pg. 3*II. The Number of Children Wanted and the Number Born: Ideal and Reality, pg. 37*III. Family Limitation Before the Program: Reconciling the Ideal and the Actual, pg. 53*IV. Modernization, Fertility, and the Timing of Childbearing, pg. 68*V. Modernization and Birth Control Before the Organized Program, pg. 91*VI. The Taichung Experiment: Design and Major Results, pg. 109*VII. Who Accepts Family Planning Services: Demographic and Social Characteristics of the Acceptors, pg. 149*VIII. Intentions to Accept Family Planning: Correlates and Consequences, pg. 203*IX. Perceptions of Contraceptive Practice by Others: Effects on Acceptance, pg. 224*X. Effectiveness of Intrauterine Contraception: Termination Levels and Correlates, pg. 241*XI. The Pre-Program Fertility of Acceptors, pg. 280*XII. How the Program Affected Fertility and the Practice of Birth Control, pg. 292*XIII. The Family Planning Program for All of Taiwan, pg. 313*XIV. The Program Setting, Results, and Implications: A Summary View, pg. 351*Appendix I-i. Sources of Data for Economic Indicators of Economic and Social Developments for Taiwan, 1952-64 (Table I-1), pg. 375*Appendix 1-2. Sources of Data for Indicators of Social and Economic Development (Table I-2), pg. 376*Appendix I-3. Methodology: Sources of Data, Sampling Design, and Other Methodological Problems, pg. 377*Appendix II-1. Differences Between Mainlanders and Native Taiwanese, pg. 453*Appendix IV-1. Fecundability Differences, pg. 454*Appendix VIII-1. Technical Notes for Chapter VIII, pg. 455*Appendix X-1. Sample Comparisons As a Check on Selection, pg. 456*Appendix X-2: Use-Effectiveness of Intrauterine Contraception As a Problem in Competing Risks, pg. 458*Appendix X-3. Who Has the IUD Reinserted After a First Termination?, pg. 485*Index, pg. 495