By Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi,Peter McDonald,Meimanat Hosseini-Chavoshi

Confounding all traditional knowledge, the fertility cost within the Islamic Republic of Iran fell from round 7.0 births according to lady within the early Eighties to 1.9 births in keeping with lady in 2006. That this, the biggest and quickest fall in fertility ever recorded, must have happened in a single of the world’s few Islamic Republics calls for rationalization. This publication, established upon a decade of study is the 1st to aim such an evidence. The publication files the development of the fertility decline and screens its organization with social and fiscal features. It addresses a proof of the outstanding fall of fertility during this Islamic context through contemplating the relevance of normal theories of fertility transition. The e-book is wealthy in info in addition to the appliance of alternative demographic easy methods to interpret the knowledge. the entire on hand nationwide demographic facts are utilized in addition to 2 significant surveys performed by way of the authors. Demographic description is preceded by means of a socio-political historical past of Iran in fresh many years, supplying a context for the demographic adjustments. The authors finish with their perspectives at the significance of particular socio-economic and political alterations to the demographic transition. Their concluding arguments recommend persevered low fertility in Iran.

The booklet is usually recommended not to purely demographers, social scientists, and gender experts, but additionally to coverage makers and those that have an interest in social and demographic adjustments in Iran and different Islamic nations within the center East. it's also an invaluable reference for demography scholars and researchers who're drawn to utilizing fertility theories in designing surveys and analysing data.

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