World Population Policies

Their Origin, Evolution, and Impact

Author: John F. May

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400728379

Category: Social Science

Page: 340

View: 1427

This book examines the history behind the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of population policies in the more developed, the less developed, and the least developed countries from 1950 until today, as well as their future prospects. It links population policies with the theories of the demographic, epidemiological, and migratory transitions. It begins by summarizing the demographic situation around the world, with an emphasis on population policies and their underlying theories. Then, it reviews the early efforts to reduce mortality and fertility in the developing countries. This is followed by a description of the internationalization of the debate on population issues and the transformation of these programs into more formal population policies, particularly in the developing countries. The book reviews also the situation of the developed countries and their specific challenges – sub-replacement fertility, population aging, and immigration – and examines the effectiveness of population policies. It also explores the way forward and future prospects for population policies over the next decades. The book provides numerous concrete examples from all over the world, and show how population policies are actually implemented and what have been their successes as well as their constraints. Above all, the book highlights the importance of understanding underlying demographic trends when assessing the development prospects of any country. The book is recommended for not only demographers, social scientists, and policymakers but also economists and political scientists who are interested in social and demographic change around the world. Demography students and researchers who are interested in applying knowledge on population trends and prospects in designing and evaluating public policies will find this an invaluable reference work.
Posted in Social Science

World Population Policies

Their Origin, Evolution, and Impact

Author: John F. May

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400728360

Category: Social Science

Page: 340

View: 679

This book examines the history behind the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of population policies in the more developed, the less developed, and the least developed countries from 1950 until today, as well as their future prospects. It links population policies with the theories of the demographic, epidemiological, and migratory transitions. It begins by summarizing the demographic situation around the world, with an emphasis on population policies and their underlying theories. Then, it reviews the early efforts to reduce mortality and fertility in the developing countries. This is followed by a description of the internationalization of the debate on population issues and the transformation of these programs into more formal population policies, particularly in the developing countries. The book reviews also the situation of the developed countries and their specific challenges – sub-replacement fertility, population aging, and immigration – and examines the effectiveness of population policies. It also explores the way forward and future prospects for population policies over the next decades. The book provides numerous concrete examples from all over the world, and show how population policies are actually implemented and what have been their successes as well as their constraints. Above all, the book highlights the importance of understanding underlying demographic trends when assessing the development prospects of any country. The book is recommended for not only demographers, social scientists, and policymakers but also economists and political scientists who are interested in social and demographic change around the world. Demography students and researchers who are interested in applying knowledge on population trends and prospects in designing and evaluating public policies will find this an invaluable reference work.
Posted in Social Science

World Population Policies 2007

Author: N.A

Publisher: Academic Foundation

ISBN: 9788171887064

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Page: N.A

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World Population Policies 2003

Author: N.A

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211513936

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 449

View: 2576

This publication reviews key aspects of national population policies for the 194 UN member states and non-member states (for which data are available) for the years 1976, 1986, 1996 and 2003; and contains detailed country profile data relating to population size, growth and age structure, fertility and family planning, health and mortality, international migration and spatial distribution. Key findings of the 2003 survey include that for the world's less developed countries the most significant population issues relate to high mortality (particularly infant, child and maternal mortality rates and HIV/AIDS), followed by high rates of fertility and population growth and large working-age populations. In contrast, for developed countries the most significant demographic issues relate to low fertility (particularly population ageing and a falling working-age population).
Posted in Business & Economics

World Population Policies: Oman to Zimbabwe

Author: United Nations. Dept. of International Economic and Social Affairs

Publisher: United Nations Pubns

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

View: 7611

Posted in Political Science

World population policies

Author: Jyoti Shankar Singh,United Nations Fund for Population Activities

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 228

View: 766

Posted in Political Science

World Population Policies 2013

Author: N.A

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211515114

Category: Political Science

Page: 540

View: 1054

This report provides a comprehensive overview of key aspects of population policies and dynamics for 197 countries since the mid-1970s. Updated biennially, it documents changes in key aspects of Government views and policies related to population size and growth, population age structure, fertility, reproductive health and family planning, health and mortality, spatial distribution and internal migration, and international migration. The report also includes two-page country profiles, with the first page containing information on changes in the Government views and policies and the second page containing data on selected population indicators corresponding to 1985, 1995, 2005 and 2013, the most recent revision year.
Posted in Political Science

World Population Policies 2005

Author: United Nations. Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs. Population Division

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211514209

Category: Political Science

Page: 477

View: 3405

World Population Policies 2005 provides a summary overview of population policies and dynamics for each of the United Nations Member and non-member States for which data are available at mid-decade for the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and for 2005. This publication shows, on a country-by-country basis, the evolution of Government views and policies from 1976 to 2005 with respect to population size and growth, population age structure, fertility and family planning, health and mortality, spatial distribution and international migration.
Posted in Political Science

World Population Policies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Population policy

Page: 489

View: 1187

Posted in Population policy

World Population Policies 2011

Author: United Nations

Publisher: UN

ISBN: 9789211514995

Category: Political Science

Page: 574

View: 8781

The World Population Policies 2011 report delineates Governments' views and policies concerning population and development for 196 countries. In particular, it itemizes policies in the areas of population size and growth, population age structure, fertility, reproductive health and family planning, health and mortality, spatial distribution and internal migration, and international migration.--Preface.
Posted in Political Science

The Global Family Planning Revolution

Three Decades of Population Policies and Programs

Author: Warren C. Robinson,John A. Ross

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821369520

Category: Political Science

Page: 470

View: 3554

The striking upsurge in population growth rates in developing countries at the close of World War II gained force during the next decade. From the 1950s to the 1970s, scholars and advocacy groups publicized the trend and drew troubling conclusions about its economic and ecological implications. Private educational and philanthropic organizations, government, and international organizations joined in the struggle to reduce fertility. Three decades later this movement has seen changes beyond anyone's most optimistic dreams, and global demographic stabilization is expected in this century. The Global Family Planning Revolution preserves the remarkable record of this success. Its editors and authors offer more than a historical record. They disccuss important lessons for current and future initiatives of the international community. Some programs succeeded while others initially failed, and the analyses provide valuable guidance for emerging health-related policy objectives and responses to global challenges.
Posted in Political Science

Fatal Misconception

The Struggle to Control World Population

Author: Matthew James Connelly

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674029835

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 5736

Listen to a short interview with Matthew Connelly Host: Chris Gondek - Producer: Heron & Crane "Fatal Misconception" is the disturbing story of our quest to remake humanity by policing national borders and breeding better people. As the population of the world doubled once, and then again, well-meaning people concluded that only population control could preserve the "quality of life." This movement eventually spanned the globe and carried out a series of astonishing experiments, from banning Asian immigration to paying poor people to be sterilized. Supported by affluent countries, foundations, and non-governmental organizations, the population control movement experimented with ways to limit population growth. But it had to contend with the Catholic Church's ban on contraception and nationalist leaders who warned of "race suicide." The ensuing struggle caused untold suffering for those caught in the middle--particularly women and children. It culminated in the horrors of sterilization camps in India and the one-child policy in China. Matthew Connelly offers the first global history of a movement that changed how people regard their children and ultimately the face of humankind. It was the most ambitious social engineering project of the twentieth century, one that continues to alarm the global community. Though promoted as a way to lift people out of poverty--perhaps even to save the earth--family planning became a means to plan other people's families. With its transnational scope and exhaustive research into such archives as Planned Parenthood and the newly opened Vatican Secret Archives, Connelly's withering critique uncovers the cost inflicted by a humanitarian movement gone terribly awry and urges renewed commitment to the reproductive rights of all people.
Posted in History

World Population Policies 2009

Author: United Nations

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211514674

Category: Political Science

Page: 489

View: 6128

Posted in Political Science

World Population Trends and Policies: Population trends

Author: United Nations. Department of International Economic and Social Affairs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Population

Page: 196

View: 6317

Posted in Population

Population Policies and Programmes in Singapore

2nd edition

Author: Saw Swee-Hock

Publisher: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute

ISBN: 9814762199

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 605

The second edition of Population Policies and Programmes in Singapore presents an up-to-date and comprehensive account of the government’s initiatives to influence the course of fertility, and hence the rate of population growth in the island-state of Singapore since the 1960s. The varied population issues and consequences associated with the prolonged below-replacement fertility are discussed in detail. The strength of the book lies in the author’s intimate familiarity with the subject acquired through some personal involvement in the formulation of population policies for the country.
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Ending the Explosion

Population Policies and Ethics for a Humane Future

Author: William G. Hollingsworth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

View: 7765

This book concentrates on the world population crisis not because resolving that crisis is the only step needed toward a future of sustainable well-being. Instead, it focuses upon how indescribably cruel an enemy of children, women, and men massive overpopulation would be.
Posted in Social Science

Population Policies Reconsidered

Health, Empowerment, and Rights

Author: Gita Sen,Adrienne Germain,Lincoln C. Chen

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 7088

Section One: Premises Re-Examined
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The Population Bomb

Author: Dr. Paul R. Ehrlich

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Population Policies for a New Economic Era

Author: Lester Russell Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Economic history

Page: 45

View: 361

After a generation of unprecedented economic growth, the world economy appears to be losing momentum. Double-digit inflation, high interest rates, and soaring deficits are often cited as causes of the global economic slowdown, but these are more symptom than cause. More fundamental is the depletion of the global resource base that allowed the economy to triple during the century's quarter. This depletion of renewable and nonrenewable resources is undermining the long-term potential for rapid, sustained economic growth. Oil played a central role in the century's third-quarter economic boom. In addition to making overall growth easy, cheap oil revolutionized agriculture by spawning spectacular gains in food output. However, growth in oil production and other basic economic activities has declined because of rising oil prices, deteriorating biological systems, or both. As the world population moves toward 5 billion, humanity is moving into uncharted territory. The relationship between population size and the sustainable yield of the earth's biological resource systems is uncertain. With the progressive depletion of readily accessible oil and gas reserves and the widespread deterioration of the economy's biological support systems, economic growth has slowed markedly. These economic trends call for dramatic shifts in population policy to avoid declines in consumption levels. (JN)
Posted in Economic history