contributions by J. Boutwell, Barbara S. Mensch, Christopher Elias, Nafis Sadik, Nancy Yu Ping Chen, Hania Zlotnick, Steven Sinding, John Ross, Allan Rosenfield, Lynn Freedman, Cynthia B. Lloyd, G. Rathjens, Michael S. Teitelbaum, Ruth Macklin, Don Edwards, Frank Sharry, Jodi Jacobson, Frances Kissling, Peter J. Donaldson, Amy Ong Tsui, F. Landis MacKellar, Carl Haub, Judy Norsigian, Martha Farnsworth Riche, Sharon L. Camp, Judith Lichtenberg, L. Anathea Brooks, Robert Fox, Ruth Dixon Mueller, Denese Shirvington, Susan Power Bratton, Judith Heerwagen, Fatima Vianna Mello, Sharon Stanton Russell, Mahmoud F. Fathalla, M. Teresita de Barbieri, Russel Barsh, Teresa Chandler, Emma Rothschild, T. Homer Dixon, David E. Horlacher, Adrienne Germain, Jane Ordway, Judith Bruce and Anrudh Jain
foreword by Timothy Wirth
edited by Laurie Ann Mazur
Island Press, 1994
eISBN: 978-1-59726-879-0 | Cloth: 978-1-55963-298-0 | Paper: 978-1-55963-299-7
Library of Congress Classification HB871.B446 1994
Dewey Decimal Classification 363.7


Beyond the Numbers presents a thought-provoking series of essays by leading authorities on issues of population and consumption. The essays both define the poles of debate and explore common ground beyond the polarized rhetoric.

Specific chapters consider each of the broad topics addressed at the International Conference on Population and Development held in September 1994 in Cairo, Egypt. The essays are supplemented by sidebars and short articles featuring more-impassioned voices that highlight issues of interest not fully explored in the overviews.

As well as providing a sense of the difficulties involved in dealing with these issues, the essays make clear that constructive action is possible.

Topics covered include:

  • the interrelationships between population, economic growth, consumption, and development

  • the history of population and family planning efforts

  • gender equality and the empowerment of women

  • reproductive rights, reproductive health, family planning, health and mortality

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