Managing Population Change

population change and how to deal with it

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  • Managing Population Change
    • LEDC population
      • Limited Family Planning
      • Lack of Contaception
      • High Mortality rates (lots of child deaths)
      • Childeren are a valuble source of labour and income
      • Childeren care of younger childeren and elderly parents/ grandparents
      • Tradionally or Culturally important to have large families
      • Large number of young economically dependent population
      • Stage 2 or stage 3 on a DTM (Demographic Transition Model)
    • Case study: China One Child Policy
      • Gender imbalance
      • More boys then girls
      • Benefits for one child couple: Free health, free education, housing priority, Longer retirement, better pensions,  longer maternity leave
      • Hard to control in Rural areas (country side)
      • Forced abortions and sterillisations
      • 0.7% population increase every year
      • More female rights made
      • Males marry forign brides due to a la a fall in female population
      • Easy to control ion Urban areas (City)
      • Some girls are KILLED,  LEFT on the STREETS or left at ORPHEN HOMES
      • Women must be 18 to marry and men must be 22 to marry
    • MEDC population
      • More Family Planning
      • Wider range of contraception avalibler
      • Better health care
      • Better lifestyles
      • Modern medicens
      • Falling birth rate due to better women rights
      • Increase in career opportunities for woman
      • Balanced diets
      • Couples choose not to have childeren
      • Childeren less usefull, couples think they are too expensive
      • Increased retirement age
    • Elderly Population
      • Rised retirement age
      • More health care needed
      • People live longer
      • More doctors and nursing home needed
      • Try to balance population with PRO-NATALIST
        • Countries which adopt policies to encourage people to have children
      • Try to equal elderly population and younger generation
      • Less economically active population
      • More economically dependent population
      • As birth rate FALLS elederly population RISES as there are no younger generation to replace them
    • Youthful Population
      • Economically Dependent
      • Require education which is very expensive as money is needed to provide facilities, teachers and reasources
      • Expensive as health care needed; vaccines for diseases and other medication
      • Education about family planning and contriception
      • Children will reach child bearing age and will need education
    • How to deal with population change
      • People encouraged to save money for their retirement age
      • Increase in retirement age
      • Increased number of falicities, eg nursing homes
      • Encouragement of skilled and unskilled migrants


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