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Agricultural development and fertility patterns in the dry zone of Sri Lanka, 1946-1971

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dc.contributor.author Gansner, James Hill
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-03T17:24:13Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-03T17:24:13Z
dc.date.copyright 1985 en
dc.date.issued 2010-06-03T17:24:13Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2429/25407
dc.description.abstract The main objective of this study is to determine whether 1971 fertility differentials in Sri Lanka's dry zone can be explained in terms of agricultural development. It is hypothesized that agricultural development might be associated with low fertility due to the effects of agricultural development on intermediate variables found to be closely related to fertility in other studies. Yotopoulos work on the relation between economic development and fertility provides a useful theoretical frame. The methodology employed is path analysis. Findings indicate that agricultural development is not related to fertility differentials in Sri Lanka's dry zone. Differentials in fertility are explained primarily in terms of cultural factors, female education, female age at marriage, and family planning. en
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.publisher University of British Columbia en
dc.relation.ispartofseries UBC Retrospective Theses Digitization Project [http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/retro_theses/] en
dc.subject Agriculture -- Sri Lanka en
dc.subject Sri Lanka -- Social life and customs en
dc.subject Fertility en
dc.title Agricultural development and fertility patterns in the dry zone of Sri Lanka, 1946-1971 en
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en
dc.degree.name Master of Arts - MA en
dc.degree.discipline Interdisciplinary Studies en
dc.degree.grantor University of British Columbia en
dc.date.graduation 1985-11 en
dc.degree.campus UBCV en
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en

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