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The Gains to India From Population Control: Some Money Measures and Incentive Schemes
Author(s): Stephen EnkeSource: The Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 42, No. 2 (May, 1960), pp. 175-181Published by: The MIT PressStable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1926536 .Accessed: 16/12/2014 02:40Your use of the JSTOR archive indicates your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions of Use, available at .http://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsp .JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range ofcontent in a trusted digital archive. We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new formsof scholarship. For more information about JSTOR, please contact support@jstor.org. .The MIT Press is collaborating with JSTOR to digitize, preserve and extend access to The Review ofEconomics and Statistics.http://www.jstor.org
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Stephen Enke
RECENT surveys of population growth in
RIndia and the slow progress of the Second
Five Year Plan confirm the awful suspicion that
India's extra consumer-goods output will be needed for extra population. Some Indians accordingly wonder if the central government should not now institute a program of incentive payments to families that limit births. This would be a logical evolution of schemes already developed in India, where three states and one large private company already offer free vasectomies, sometimes with a bonus, to certain of their employees.
Such bonuses, if paid by the central government, could be large in terms of average family income, because the discrepancy between the average and marginal…...

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