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Unformatted text preview: 9 Name (Last, First): SID: SECTION 4: POPULATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT [15 POINTS] MULTIPLE CHOICE: Please select the best answer to the question. There is only one answer to the question unless otherwise indicated. [1 point each] 1. Are public sector externalities of childbearing likely to be positive or negative in industrial nations? a. Positive b. Negative c. Neither, there are no public sector externalities to childbearing 2. Which of the following is an example of a laissez faire government policy? a. Fining parents for having more than one child b. Subsidizing contraceptive research c. Allowing parents to take a longer maternity leave for their third child d. Forced sterilization 3. True or False? When there are positive externalities to childbearing, there is a welfare basis for policies that aim to increase fertility, and when there are negative externalities to childbearing, policies that aim to decrease fertility. a. True b. False 4. True or False? Garrett Hardin is a strong advocate for laissez faire government policies. a. True b. False 5. Which is likely to reduce fertility in developing countries? a. Providing education about contraceptives b. Subsidizing contraceptives c. Increasing girls’ education d. Two of the above e. All of the above 6. True or False? The Matlab study in Bangladesh examined how investing in schools decreased fertility, but ignored the role of family planning programs. a. True b. False 10 Name (Last, First): SID: 7. How did the doubling time – the time it took for the world’s population to double – in the second half of the twentieth century compare to other periods before and after? a. The doubling time during this period was slower than in previous periods. b. The doubling time during this period was the fastest it had ever been, and is expected to be the fastest it ever will be. c. The doubling time during this period was the fastest it had ever been, but the next doubling time is expected to be even faster. d. None of the above. 8. Circle the correct word to complete this sentence: The population growth rate is positive/negative in most industrialized countries today. 9. Circle the correct words to complete this sentence: The worl...
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2013 for the course ECON C175 taught by Professor Traeger during the Fall '09 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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