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A Review of the Impact of Different Social Policy Incentives to Accelerate Population Growth Rate

Samira Behboudi Gandevani 1 , Saideh Ziaee 1 , * and Farideh Khalajabadi Farahani 2
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1 Department of Reproductive Health, Faculty of Medical Science, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, IR Iran
2 Department of Population, Health and Family Planning, Population Studies and Research Centre in Asia and The Pacific, Tehran, IR Iran
Article information
  • Women's Health Bulletin: April 1, 1970, 1 (1); e18967
  • Published Online: April 1, 2014
  • Article Type: Review Article
  • Received: January 10, 2014
  • Revised: February 5, 2014
  • Accepted: March 9, 2014
  • DOI: 10.17795/whb-18967

To Cite: Behboudi Gandevani S, Ziaee S, Khalajabadi Farahani F. A Review of the Impact of Different Social Policy Incentives to Accelerate Population Growth Rate, Women Health Bull. 1970 ; 1(1):e18967. doi: 10.17795/whb-18967.

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1. Context
2. Evidence Acquisition
3. Result
4. Conclusions
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