Un exemple de réduction de la fécondité sous contraintes: la région du delta du fleuve Rouge au Viêt Nam

SCORNET, Catherine
March 2000
Population (00324663);mar/avr2000, Vol. 55 Issue 2, p265
Academic Journal
The fertility reduction policies implemented by successive Vietnamese governments since the start of the 1960s have taken account of the country's physical, economic and cultural characteristics, either to exploit or to overcome them. This article considers the Red River Delta, and shows how the mode of agricultural production (wet-rice cultivation) and the value system (ancestor worship) have been responsible for the choice of the birth control policy and the ways in which it had been applied. In elaborating national measures to limit population growth, the Vietnamese political authorities have defined a general framework, but in response to the constraints specific to the Red River region, the local administration (at the provincial and communal levels) has retained some scope for adapting population policies to local conditions.


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