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

Is development the best contraceptive? – Part I: New Malthusian View

The New (Neo) Malthusian view is that population growth is the cause of poverty. Therefore, according to this view, the best solution to the population problem is to reduce birth rates, in order that development takes place. The view of development implied here seems to be the one held by the modernist and interventionist perspectives… Continue reading Is development the best contraceptive? – Part I: New Malthusian View