During a study of child rearing practices in Rajpur, Gujarat State, India, information was collected, observations were made, and comments were recorded in interviews and gossip sessions that were believed to be relevant to the Indian family planning program. As a result, questions were prepared to determine aspects of attitudes and practices regarding family planning. One of the objectives of the family planning phase of the study was to examine motivational determinants for high and low fertility attitudes. Since husband-wife communication is an important factor in adoption or non-adoption of a fertility control method, the available data on this aspect were also examined. The present report deals with both these areas. [1, 3]
Thomas POFFENBERGER is Professor of Population Planning at the University of Michigan.