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Reference SA/PIC/F/15
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Title Family Planning Inquiry
Date 1939-1970
Box Number 41
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Description Contains correspondence and papers relating to a national inquiry into family planning.
Historical Background

In 1959-1960 the Population Investigation Committee carried out a multi-purpose survey relating to marriage and divorce, and birth control practice. As a result a number of articles were published in Population Studies relating to birth control practice, teenage marriage, marital breakdown, involuntary childlessness and social and economic factors associated with differential age at marriage.

During the mid-1960s the PIC decided to carry out a second survey of birth control practice and family planning. A national study involving the completion of a questionnaire by a random sample of women was carried out by the PIC between 1967-1968 with grants from the International Planned Parenthood Federation and the Nuffield Foundation. The study was initiated by David Glass and Mrs C. Holbraad, with the sampling scheme designed by Prof. M. Quenouille and the fieldwork carried out by Nowland and Co. Ltd and Spencer Marketing Services Ltd.

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