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The demographic imperative : managing population growth

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Abstract: The global population will top seven billion by the end of 2011 and is expected to surpass nine billion by 2050. Alarmists have long anticipated that population growth will cause famine, disease and war – a world view that has fuelled right-wing and anti-immigration sentiments. Despite continued population growth, fertility rates are down worldwide, even in developing countries, a trend that has taken many by surprise. But if we are to successfully distribute the world’s limited resources, we must put developmentalism, progressive redistribution and universalistic health and other social policies at the top of the development agenda. This article discusses population growth.
Authors: Fischer, A.
Category: General
End Page: 8
Serial number: 22
ISSN: [1874-2033]
Journal: The Broker
Keywords: demography , poverty
Language: eng
Organization: The Broker
Year: 2010
Right: © 2010 IDP. This article has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported license.
Subject: Development Cooperation General
Start Page: 4
Title: The demographic imperative : managing population growth