May 13, 2013

Population Bomb? So Wrong. How Electricity, Development, and TV Reduce Fertility.

Population growth rates have declined significantly in most developing countries outside tropical Africa. India, which now edges closer to the replacement rate, is a case in point for how economic and social development have slowed fertility rates. And yet, popular and expert beliefs continue to be informed by misguided perceptions that global population is spiraling out of control and putting unsustainable levels of pressure on resources and the environment.

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