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dc.contributor.authorWhitacre, Robert James
dc.identifier.citationWhitacre, Robert James (1974) Population growth in Kenya: policy formulation and implementation. Working Paper 201, Nairobi: Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobien_GB
dc.description.abstractThis study examines population growth in Kenya since independence. In 1966, the Ministry of Health integrated the formerly private Family Planning Association of Kenya within its Family Planning Programme. The Programme’s effect on reducing the birth rate is reviewed in conjunction with demographic trends eliciting the conclusion that current growth rates cannot be sustained given land availability and resources; either human or natural forces will intervene to curtail population growth before the end of this century. Kenyan population policy is analyzed with respect to both formulation and implementation. This analysis indicates that full internalization of costs and benefits associated with such population increases requires a significant expansion and change in the methodology of the Family Planning Programme. Additional policy tools are presented and their feasibility within the present institutional framework discussed.en_GB
dc.publisherInstitute for Development Studies, University of Nairobien_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking Papers.;201
dc.subjectDevelopment Policyen_GB
dc.titlePopulation growth in Kenya: policy formulation and implementationen_GB
dc.typeSeries paper (non-IDS)en_GB
dc.rights.holderInstitute for Development Studies, University of Nairobien_GB

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