Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Register for NASEM Workshop on Family Planning, Women’s Empowerment, and Population and Societal Impacts

Posted: 9/15/2020 (Local Events)

This two-day workshop will bring together experts and stakeholders to discuss conceptual, methodological, and policy issues regarding the relationship between family planning, women’s empowerment, and population and societal impacts. Fertility rates have fallen substantially in low- and middle-income countries, and efforts to limit fertility, primarily through the implementation of family planning programs, have become increasingly widespread. Although there is a substantial scholarly literature on the determinants of contraceptive use or other measures to limit fertility and on the resulting differentials in fertility, relatively little is known about the role played by women’s empowerment and women’s agency, as both determinants and consequences of fertility decline. In addition, there continues to be little consensus about the link between fertility decline and broader societal impacts, including economic development. To learn more, please visit the project website. For questions please contact egrimes@nas.edu.