This blog is intended to go along with Population: An Introduction to Concepts and Issues, by John R. Weeks, published by Cengage Learning. The latest edition is the 12th (it came out in 2015), but this blog is meant to complement any edition of the book by showing the way in which demographic issues are regularly in the news.
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Sunday, July 11, 2010
World Population Day
The 11th of July was World Population Day, as declared by the UNFPA. The United Nations is emphasizing the importance of responding to the census as we move into a new decade of census-taking, whereas USAID naturally emphasizes the family planning programs that it supports as a way of empowering couples to have no more children than they want. This is probably as close as either organization wants to get to endorsing anything that might be thought of as a population policy.