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Title World population and U.S. policy : the choices ahead / Jane Menken, editor
Imprint New York : W.W. Norton, 1986
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  363.91 W89375 1986    AVAILABLE    30500100487068
 Economics Library  HB884.5 W67 1986    AVAILABLE    30510100150475
Edition 1st ed
Descript viii, 255 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Note At head of title: The American Assembly, Columbia University
Includes index
The world demographic situation / Paul Demeny -- Are the economic consequences of population growth a sound basis for population policy? / Samuel H. Preston -- Population trends and economic development / Ansley J. Coale -- The transition in reproductive behavior in the Third World / John Bongaarts -- Intersections / Michael S. Teitelbaum -- Family planning programs / George B. Simmons -- Population policy / David E. Bell
At head of title: The American Assembly, Columbia University
In 1963, the 23rd American Assembly issued a report calling attention to the rapid population growth in the underdeveloped world and concluded that such growth would adversely affect efforts to improve economic and social conditions in developing countries. The report called for significant and systematic American support for family planning and other population control measures in the Third World. This book is a response to the 1984 UN Conference on Population, which changed US policy and stated that "population growth is, of itself, a neutral phenomenon." The 1986 meeting of the 71st American Assembly brought together distinguished Americans from various sectors of our society to determine where the facts lead in the dispute about the relationship of population growth to economic development. Chapter titles include: 1) The World Demographic Situation, 2) Are the Economic Consequences of Population Growth a Sound Basis for Population Policy?, 3) Population trends and Economic Development, 4) The transition in Reproductive Behavior in the Third World, 5) Intersections: Immigration and Demographic Change and Their Impact on the United States, 6) Family Planning Programs, and 7) Population Policy: Choices for the United States
Subject Population assistance, American
United States -- Population policy
Social planning
Family Planning Policy
Population Growth
Developed Countries
Developing Countries
Sexual Behavior
Social Planning
United States
United States -- Population policy
Population Control Policies of United States government
Alt Author Menken, Jane, 1939-
American Assembly
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