Full List of Population Control Measures listed on the Jaffe Memo


Having Universal Impact:

Social Constraints:

Restructure family:

  1. a) Postpone or avoid marriage
  2. b) Alter image of ideal family size

Compulsory education of children

Encourage increased homosexuality

Educate for family limitation

Fertility control agents in water supply

Encourage women to work

Selective Impact Depending on Socio-Economic Status:

Economic Deterrents/Incentives

Modify tax policies:

  1. a) Substantial marriage tax
  2. b) Child Tax
  3. c) Tax married more than single
  4. d) Remove parents’ tax exemption
  5. d) Additional taxes on parents with more than 1 or 2 children in school

Reduce/eliminate paid maternity leave or benefits

Reduce/eliminate children’s or family allowances

Bonuses for delayed marriage and greater child-spacing

Pensions for women of 45 with less than N children

Eliminate Welfare payments after first 2 children

Chronic Depression

Require women to work and provide few child care facilities

Limit/eliminate publicly-financed medical care, scholarships, housing, loans and subsidies to families with more than N children.

Social Controls

Compulsory abortion of out-of-wedlock pregnancies

Compulsory sterilization of all who have two children except for a few who would be allowed three

Confine childbearing to only a limited number of adults

Stock certificate type permits for children

Housing Policies:

  1. a) Discouragement of private home ownership

b) Stop awarding public housing based on family size

Measures Predicated on Existing Motivation to Prevent Unwanted Pregnancy

Payments to encourage sterilization

Payments to encourage contraception

Payments to encourage abortion

Abortion and sterilization on demand

Allow harmless contraceptives to be distributed nonmedically

Improve contraceptive technology

Make contraception truly available and accessible

Improve maternal health care, with family planning a core element