ISLAM, THE STATE, AND POPULATION

By (author)GAVIN W. JONES

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This book examines these issues in six of the largest Muslim countries namely Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Turkey, and Egypt. Scholars from these countries examine fertility trends and their causes, the development of official population policies, attitudes of Islamic leaders and scholars to reproductive health issues, and the role of Islamic political parties and opposition groups.
ISBN: 0195470044
Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
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Author: GAVIN W. JONES

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0195470044

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2004

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286

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Gavin W. Jones and Mehtab S. Karim Much has been written about the attitude of Islam to family planning and population control. In the past it has mainly taken as its starting-point the observation that Muslim countries and Muslim minorities in non-Muslim countries tend to have high fertility. It was only a small step from this to the argument that high Muslim fertility was immutable, arising inevitably from elements in Islamic belief and family and social structures. More recently, fertility in many Islamic populations has fallen sharply, thus giving rise to many questions: Under what circumstances do Muslim populations experience sharp fertility declines? Are there elements of Islamic belief that require a different approach to understanding relative fertility trends and reproductive behaviour in Islamic and in non-Islamic populations?

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