In 1989 the Population Council began a research project on the consequences of high fertility at the family level and its implications for the next generation. Since its inception, the project has been supported by Swedish SIDA and has involved the collaboration of researchers from selected developing countries. In countries where there has been limited research on this topic, such as India, Mali, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Senegal, the Population Council provided funding for new studies or for analysis of existing data with the potential for producing insights on this topic. In instances where relevant research was already underway, the Council provided informal support through membership in the research network, which has held several meetings since the initiation of the project. The seminar held on June 9-10, 1992, was intended to convene these researchers to present and discuss the results of their research. The two-day meeting brought together 29 experts to discuss the 14 papers printed in these proceedings.
Lloyd, Cynthia B. 1993. "Fertility, Family Size, and Structure: Consequences for Families and Children." New York: Population Council.