The Best Contraceptives?
It has been said that in nations seeking to reduce their population growth rate, a combination of sustainable economic development along with improved educational and socio-economic opportunities for women are the best “contraceptives” (i.e. ways to reduce a woman’s total fertility rate;don’t know this term? Look it up before posting).
Be sure to back up your explanations with some research before discussing this topic online with your classmates. Be sure to read relevant sections of your text (and supplementary readings from this Module) and look online. Startwiththesebackgroundreadings:
Organize your posting by using the letter/number combinations as follows to earn up to 12 points. Be specific and thorough. Cite statistics in A2, A3.
A1. Identify a nation that has been / is working to reduce its population growth. For how long? (2 points)
A2. What has this nation done to improve the educational opportunities for its women? (5 points)
A3. How have increased educational opportunities for these women changed their socio-economic status? (5 points)