This volume presents the latest thinking concerning the effect of population growth on economic development and other areas of global concern, such as poverty, health, human resource development and the environment. The authors address the complex issues that currently face both developed and developing country governments in the area of population: the relationship between population and economic growth; the relations of family planning and fertility reduction to women's reproductive health and women's rights; population growth consequences, at the family and societal level, for investments in human resource development; the impact of population growth on local ecosystems and the rationale for population assistance programs.
Table of Contents
Foreword, Part 1 - Overview, Part 2 - Chapter Summaries, Part 3 - Old Debates, New Conclusions, 1 - Developing Countries and the International Population Debate: Politics and Pragmatism, 2 - Population Dynamics in Developing Countries in Developing Countries, 3 - Population and Development in Historical Perspective, 4 - Population Growth and Poverty, 5 - Population, Environment, and Development Nexus, 6 - Investing in the Next Generation: The Implications of High Fertility at the Level of the Family, 7 - Risk, Reproduction, and Rights: The Uses of Reproductive Health Data, 8 - International Migration, Fertility, and Development, 9 - Government, Population, and Poverty: A Win-Win Tale, About the Overseas Development Council, About the Authors
Robert Cassen and contributors