Population Policy-Prospects & Issues

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Population Policy: Prospects and Issues
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mgb-eat1 Outline Population control and pro-natalism Why people have children … Implications for population policy Coercive vs. voluntary policies
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mgb-eat1 Policy for Population Growth Population policy – to control, but also boost population Policies for population growth Immigration – working age Pro-natalism; Motivations – declining population; political, military, ethnic Coercive …. Incentives Discouraging, Banning abortions (Romania, 1960s) Baby bonuses (eg. Singapore, Quebec) Taxation policies – tax deductions, credits Maternity, paternity leave; Child care subsidies
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mgb-eat1 Population Control Policy Mahmood Mamdani on Ehrlich Which country has an over-population problem – Canada or Bangladesh? In the “demographic equation” R = (b - d) + (i – e) Migration, mass mortality insignificant relative to natural increase at global scale today Population control policy must focus on natural increase; total fertility – personal choice, political difficulty “Later, longer, fewer” Marriage age – total fertility Education – employment, income, empowerment – lower fertility, invest in educating children Family planning services, incentives
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