Lebanon, with large Christian communities, is a relatively modern country compared with others in the Moslem fertile crescent, and an interesting microcosm for studying fertility changes in this area. David Yaukey’s book, based on interviews with over 900 Lebanese women, describes the pattern of large fertility changes according to rural and urban residence, education, and religion. Appendices include methodological problems encountered and attempts to solve them.Originally published in 1961.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.