Fact Check – “Uganda breeding poor quality population”

“Uganda breeding poor quality population. The rate at which Ugandan women produce children has a direct impact on the country’s socio-economic development, experts have warned.” The New Vision This assertion, reminded me of the analysis that I did as part of my studies for a Masters in Science in Development Management Degree from the Open… Continue reading Fact Check – “Uganda breeding poor quality population”

Is development the best contraceptive? – Part V: The Data

I would like to highlight some of the problems in using data to support a particular position. Taking an example of my country, Uganda, it is quite possible that data collected on any subject is incomplete and or does not represent the whole country. It is logical to believe that the best place to find… Continue reading Is development the best contraceptive? – Part V: The Data

Is development the best contraceptive – Part IV: New Consensus View

The New Consensus View is the compromise view, which brings together all the other three views – the New Malthusian View, the Social View and the Women at the Centre View. In the New Consensus View it is recognised that the population problem is as a result of several factors and that the approach for… Continue reading Is development the best contraceptive – Part IV: New Consensus View

Is development the best contraceptive – Part III: Women at the Centre View

The Women at the Centre view is quite similar to the Social View. However, emphasis is put on the position of women. The Women at the Centre view suggests that there is a close correlation between the status of women and the fertility rate of the community. It is suggested, for example, that the more… Continue reading Is development the best contraceptive – Part III: Women at the Centre View

Is development the best contraceptive? – Part II: Social View

Opposite to the New Malthusian View is the Social View, which suggests that the population problem is a result of poverty – that over population is a symptom of poverty. In this view, it is suggested that if a community has poor access to social resources such as health care and education, that community will… Continue reading Is development the best contraceptive? – Part II: Social View