Non birth control policy to reduce population growth

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  • Non birth control policy to reduce population growth
    • Policy
      • child health care improved
      • couples educated on benefits on having smaller families
      • free contraception advice
      • adult literacy classes provded
      • higher age of marriage encouraged
      • improve education standards and treat boys + girls equally
      • maternity leave for first 2 weeks only
      • extra retirement benefits for those with smaller families
      • land given to poorer people
    • Success?
      • most dramatic decrease in birth rates in India
      • growth rate is India's slowest
      • Stage 4 of the demographic transition model (DTM)
      • more girls go to uni than boys
      • Land in Kerala was distributed so no one was landless

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