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Expand/collapse block Information for lesson "Global Problems of Population Growth ECE(MCDB 150) Yale CC-E"
Description: This survey course introduces students to the important & basic material on population growth, human fertility, the demographic transition & population policy. Topics include: the human & environmental dimensions of population pressure, demographic history; economic & cultural causes of demographic change, environmental carrying capacity & sustainability. Political, religious & ethical issues surrounding fertility: abortion, infanticide, contraception, son preference, government coercion, migration & the status of women. The lectures & readings attempt to balance theoretical & demographic scale analyses with studies of individual humans & communities. The perspective is global with both developed & developing countries included. Controversies on the causes, cures & effects of rapid population growth are also addressed. #population #growth #fertility #abortion #infanticide #contraception
Resources: Opencourseware from MIT, UC Berkeley,Stanford, Yale, U of Mich along with many of the World's finest University's and other educators.
Language: English
Professors: Default Professor, Michael Williams
Units: 27
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