GGR100H1 Lecture Notes - Critical Mass, Demographic Transition, Natalism

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12 Oct 2012
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The challenge of demographic momentum: demographic momentum relates to the size of the reproductive [no real solution to this and will take lots of years for it to work through the cycle] So if you reduce imr, you"re going to increase the population. Government policy: usually pick a side: pro natalist: try and encourage high levels of fertility [ex. providing baby bonuses- money for childcare or daycare or education, anti natalist- try and prevent high levels of fertility. Enrolment of girls in schools has increased more rapidly than males. Because it could be that the boys are working and the girls are going to school and it shows that education doesn"t seem to be a requirement for going into a job. If you provide monetary resources and access to them and make them available to females, you change the dynamics of the family far more rapidly than education alone [if you have money, you have power]

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