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[Time bomb number one: population].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Vierteljahresberichte / Forschungsinstitut der Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Publication Date
Issue
105
Pages
339–346
Identifiers
PMID: 12341340
Source
Medline
Keywords
  • Asia
  • China
  • Demographic Factors
  • Developing Countries
  • Eastern Asia
  • Educational Status
  • Family Characteristics
  • Manpower Needs
  • Policy
  • Population
  • Population Control
  • Population Dynamics
  • Population Growth
  • Population Policy
  • Religion
  • Social Policy
  • Social Security
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • World

Abstract

The author presents an overview of the implications of anticipated world population growth, with a particular focus on the rapid population growth taking place in developing countries. The limitations of population policies in controlling this growth are outlined. The Chinese experience with population control measures is summarized. Among the factors influencing population growth that are discussed are family structure, social security systems, religious beliefs, labor demands, the educational status of women, and economic resources.

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