Population: Opposing Viewpoints

Population: Opposing Viewpoints

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ISBN-13: 9781565102149
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 06/28/1995
Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 8.66(w) x 5.51(h) x (d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?9
Introduction12
Chapter 1The Historical Debate: Is There a Population Problem?
Chapter Preface16
1.The State Should Encourage Population Growth17
2.The State Should Discourage Population Growth24
3.Overpopulation Is a Serious Problem31
4.Overpopulation Is a Myth39
5.Science Will Solve the Population Problem45
6.Science Will Not Solve the Population Problem54
Periodical Bibliography61
Chapter 2How Will Population Grow in the Twenty-First Century?
Chapter Preface63
1.Global Population Will Reach Crisis Proportions by 205064
2.Global Population Will Decrease After 205074
3.Developed Nations Will Face Severe Underpopulation81
4.Increases in Life Expectancy Could Cause a Population Explosion87
Periodical Bibliography95
Chapter 3How Serious a Problem Is Overpopulation?
Chapter Preface97
1.Increased Population Is Causing a Global Ecological Disaster98
2.Increased Population Is Not Causing a Global Ecological Disaster106
3.Overpopulation Contributes to World Hunger114
4.Overpopulation Is Not the Main Cause of World Hunger122
5.Overpopulation Could Lead to Extinction130
6.Overpopulation Is Not a Serious Problem138
Periodical Bibliography142
Chapter 4Can Nations Control Population Without Violating Individuals' Reproductive Freedom?
Chapter Preface144
1.Contraception and Abortion Are Necessary to Control Population145
2.Contraception and Abortion Are Unethical151
3.Population Control Programs Benefit Developing Nations157
4.Current Population Control Programs Do Not Benefit Developing Nations167
5.Coercive Population Control Programs Violate Human Rights180
6.Coercive Population Control Programs Are Necessary189
7.Industrialized Nations Should Help Developing Nations to Modernize198
Periodical Bibliography210
For Further Discussion211
Organizations to Contact213
Bibliography of Books216
Index219

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