How a Soap Opera Affected Brazil’s Fertility Rate

During the past 40 years, Brazil’s fertility rates declined. One cause was the new values that soap operas conveyed to an uneducated rural population.

The Solution to India’s Population Boom

Rapid population increase has long been a concern of the global community. China has boasted highest population for many years, but by 2021, India will take that title. Although India’s overall birthrate has fallen over the years, the birthrate in…

Information Infrastructure: An Indian Soap Opera Story

Cable TV might have more of an impact than government programs on Indian women in rural villages. Dominated by government programming, Indian TV has been around since 1959. But when cable and satellite arrived, rural villagers decided to sign up. Between 2001…