World Population Policies 2003

Author: N.A

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211513936

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 449

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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).
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World Population Policies 2007

Author: N.A

Publisher: Academic Foundation

ISBN: 9788171887064

Category:

Page: N.A

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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: 3519

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.
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World Population Policies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Population

Page: N.A

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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: 1624

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: 7547

Posted in Political Science

World Population Policies 2009

Author: United Nations

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211514674

Category: Political Science

Page: 489

View: 5286

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: 2923

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.
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World Population Policies 2007

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

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211514445

Category: Social Science

Page: 481

View: 8411

This report delineates Governments views and policies concerning population and development for 195 countries. In particular, it itemizes policies in the areas of population size and growth, population age structure, fertility and family planning, health and mortality, spatial distribution and internal migration, and international migration. Preparation of the publication was facilitated by the cooperation of Member States and non-member states of the United Nations, the regional commissions, and the agencies, funds and programmes of the UN system.
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World Population Policies 2013

Author: N.A

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211515114

Category: Political Science

Page: 540

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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.
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World Population Policies 2011

Author: United Nations

Publisher: UN

ISBN: 9789211514995

Category: Political Science

Page: 574

View: 3943

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.
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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: 833

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.
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World Population

A Reference Handbook

Author: Geoffrey Gilbert

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851099271

Category: Reference

Page: 298

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Exhaustively updated, this second edition provides a current assessment of world population and the range of economic, social, and environmental issues it raises. * Primary documents including "Warning to Humanity, November 18, 1992" from the Union of Concerned Scientists, which warns of the perils of continued population growth among the poorer nations and continued "overconsumption" by the richer ones * A chronology of population "milestones," such as the 1968 publication by the Sierra Club of Paul Ehrlich's The Population Bomb, which built public awareness of the effects of rapid population increase
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World Population Trends and Policies

1977 Monitoring Report

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

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Population

Page: 139

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Islam and the Securitisation of Population Policies

Muslim States and Sustainability

Author: Katrina Riddell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317112482

Category: Political Science

Page: 268

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There has been much scholarly debate on the politically disruptive capabilities of Islam and the threats to global security posed by or to Muslim states and societies, but within this dialogue there has been little recognition of the role of population policies in security issues. Katrina Riddell's study focuses specifically on Islam and the securitization of population policies and sustainability. Opening with a discussion of contemporary population discourses and their historical foundations, the book examines how population growth has become an international security issue. The author takes the examples of Pakistan and Iran to provide a nuanced understanding of Muslim states' interaction with global debates on sustainability. She also explores how Muslim and non-Muslim states, societies and agents perceive issues of population growth and control. Providing an innovative approach to the pursuit of global sustainability and security, this book presents useful material to scholars whose research focuses on Islam and the future.
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Population Challenges and Development Goals

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

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211514117

Category: Social Science

Page: 57

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Part one of this report provides a global overview of demographic trends for major areas and selected countries. It reviews trends relating to population size and growth, urbanization and city growth, population ageing, fertility and contraception, mortality, including HIV/AIDS, and international migration. In addition, a section on population policies has been included. World population reached 6.5 billion in 2005. But considerable diversity in population size and growth lies behind this number. The population of many countries, particularly those in Africa and Asia, will increase greatly in the coming decades. In contrast, owing to below-replacement fertility levels, some developed countries are expected to experience significant population decline. Half the world's population is expected to live in urban areas by 2007, and the world population is also becoming older. The second part of the report considers the relationship of these population trends and the implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action to fulfilling the development goals agreed to by the international community. The report concludes that implementing the ICPD Programme of Action - including action on child mortality, the improvement of maternal health, and the universal access to primary education - will contribute significantly to the achievement of these goals, including the goals contained in the Millennium Declaration.
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Policies Affecting Fertility and Contraceptive Use

An Assessment of Twelve Sub-Saharan Countries

Author: Susan Scribner

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821329948

Category: Social Science

Page: 82

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World Bank Technical Paper No. 272. Public examinations in developing countries play a critical role in the selection of students for participation in the educational system. The exams dictate what is taught, how it is taught, and what is and is not learned. They are academic, have little reference to the everyday lives of the students, are limited to pencil-and-paper tests, and are biased toward high-achievers. Thus, students who leave school at an early stage are provided with inadequate opportunities for acquiring relevant knowledge and skills. This study identifies practices associated with examinations that may create inequities for some students. These include scoring procedures, the use of culturally inappropriate questions, fee requirements, private tutoring, exams in a language unfamiliar to the student, and a variety of malpractices. Quota systems that deal with differences in performance associated with location, ethnicity, or language group membership also creates inequities for some students. The report concludes that the limited available evidence does not indicate that examinations create inequities between genders and that ranking schools on the basis of students' examination performance may not provide a fair assessment of the work of schools.
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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

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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)
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