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Population Geography II Geography 103 3 October, 2011
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Population Control: Birth control pressures Developed countries Fertility decreases with higher education levels and socioeconomic status. Higher education and personal freedom for women often result in decisions to limit childbearing. Richest have more children Less developed countries Fertility is likely to increase as educational levels and socioeconomic status rise. Higher income means that families are better able to support the children they want. Brazil…?
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Population Policy Natalist Policies:
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Population Policy Anti-Natalist Policies: State attempts to reduce fertility Eugenics : attempt at improving the genetic composition of a population—1920s & 30s
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The One Child Policy
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Can More People be Beneficial? More people, associated with: larger markets more workers increased efficiency due to mass production Greater numbers of people are also believed to  provide more intelligence and enterprise to  overcome problems: human ingenuity and intelligence
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Oppose Neo-Malthusians. - Malthus was wrong in his predictions because he failed to account for scientific progress.
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