Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Telenovelas, birth-rates and divorce

The conclusion has been drawn from research in Brazil that tuning in to the output from the country's soap-opera factory, Globo, is an effective form of birth control.

The sceptic might suggest that other factors might be at work here. A rise in living standards, of which being able to receive TV for the first time is an outcome, not a cause, seems prime candidate.

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