Change in Tunisia

Edited by Russell Stone & John Simmons

Hardcover : 9780873953115, 333 pages, June 1976

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Table of contents

The Contributors



Section 1. Agriculture


Farming in the Lower Medjerda Valley

by Roderic William Dutton

The Adoption of High-Yielding Wheats

by Malcolm J. Purvis

Results of Agricultural Planning in Tunisia 1962–197

by Thomas E. Daves and Herman van Wersch

Section 2. Social Change and Institutions


Employment of Women and Social Change

by Lorna Hawker Durrani

Political Generations

by Mark A. Tessler and Mary E. Keppel

Migration and Community

by David E. Stephenson

Rural Markets: Organization and Social Structure

by Russell A. Stone

Urban Planning in Tunis

by Ellen C. Micaud

Section 3. Population and Health


Social Class and Impairment of Growth and Health

by H. Boutourline Young

Wheat Fortification: Socioeconomic Factors Influencing Child Development

by Elisabeth Boutourline, Gino Tesi and George R. Kerr

Family Planning and the Problems of Development

by Melvyn Thorne and Joel Montague

Role of a Change Agent in the Process of Introducing Population Education

by Elizabeth Mueller Mahjoub

Section 4. Education and Social Mobility


An Attitudinal Portrait of the Modern Worker

by Richard Sack

The Determinants of Earnings: Towards an Improved Model

by John Simmons

Middle-Level Manpower in Tunisia: Socioeconomic Origin, Schooling and Economic Success

by Martin Carnoy, Richard Sack and Hans H. Thias

Intergenerational Change: Some Psychological Consequences of Modernization

by Stephen L. Klineberg

Social Mobility After Independence

by James Allman



An interdisciplinary study of various aspects of Tunisian culture.


"Very rich and touching numerous areas of investigation, this book gathers together a mass of information and data. It has the advantage of being researched in Tunisia, and its authors have gone beyond the concrete facts to provide general enlightenment. " — Cultures et développement

"The book represents a study of Tunisian society at a depth and level of scholarly expertise seldom before attained. The individual essays cover a wide spectrum of Tunisian life, ranging from the emancipation of women, to family planning, to social mobility, and the data on these and all the other subjects are impressive. The book is an important and welcome contribution to the field of development in general and, in particular, to the literature on Tunisia covering the period up to 1971, for which it will be a very useful research tool. " — The Middle East Journal