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Women's and Gender Studies
Jin Park

2012-10-03 WSTC21H3 F Lecture 4 Population Management Lecture: • How population is taken for granted became an object of scientific study o Population health became agenda for scientists post-WWII Critical Paper: th • Due date: October 12 , 2012 5pm through instructor’s email [[email protected]] • Critical paper similar to analytic paper • 3-page typed and double-spaced w/Times New Roman and 12-sized • Thesis o Evidence to defend the thesis (subtopics and subthemes o Approximately 3 paragraphs to back up your thesis o Conclusion (summarize the argument and revisit the thesis and its significance) • Focus on the readings provided for the critical paper and also provide a works cited/reference list (APA) o For in-text citations for this paper, only the author last name and page number is fine no need for publication year Lecture: • Recent phenomenon of population management w/the development of social scientific discipline of demography • Population began to be controlled 2 centuries ago • Population growth in developed nations versus population growth in developing nations o Divides the world into two regions of developed and underdeveloped regions  Underdeveloped= overpopulated but economically underdeveloped  Developed= underpopulated but economically developed • Malthusianism and the problem of overpopulation • Overpopulation, development and the Third World after WWII o The Cold War period and the division of world into two camps of capitalism and communism • Thomas Malthus o Demography and microeconomics o Essay on the Principle of Population (1798)  Political science o Economic development dependent on overpopulation o Considered Father of Demography= population movement and growth; as well father of microeconomics • Malthusian Doctrine o Population increases geometrically vs. the food increases arithmetically  Therefore encountering food shortages in the end; and the world would encounter catastrophe o “mortality revolution” due to progress in medicine and hygiene  Lowering the decline in population  “overpopulation”  “poverty”  Enjoying a longer life span but due to the insufficient amounts of food
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