Population Investigation Committee


    IT is announced in The Times of November 5 that a committee has been formed to investigate the fall in the birth-rate in Great Britain and its probable consequences. The committee, which has been appointed by the council of the Eugenics Society, is presided over by Prof. A. M. Carr-Saunders, and has among its members, Lord Horder, Mrs. Hubback, Dr. Julian Huxley, Prof. L. Hogben, Dr. R. R. Kuczynski, Lady (Rhys) Williams, Prof. J. Young, and other authorities on various aspects of the subject. Dr. C. P. Blacker, the general secretary of the Eugenics Society, is honorary secretary of the Committee, and Mr. D. V. Glass is research secretary. Mr. Glass has recently published a useful book on this subject, entitled “The Struggle for Population”. The committee has already held two meetings, and its investigations are gradually taking shape. The main object is, in the first place, to ascertain the facts of the case and the causes of the decline in the number of births per family; and for this purpose it invites the co-operation of institutions and individuals engaged upon relevant lines of research. Inquiries may be addressed to the Secretary, Population Investigation Committee, 69 Eccleston Square, London, S.W.I.

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    Population Investigation Committee. Nature 138, 836 (1936). https://doi.org/10.1038/138836a0

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