Would not raising the standard of living of the poorer, developing countries increase life choices for men and women thereby encouraging smaller families and lower fertility rates?

The assumption that prosperity stabilizes or reduces population is questionable whereas more people threatens the prosperity of all by reducing non-renewable resources and the biosphere  that sustains life. The assumption that development and prosperity will lower fertility is based on [...]

Don’t poor families living off subsistence agriculture need large families to help with their labours and to ensure parents will have enough children to support them in their old age?

Historically, there have been the leading incentives encouraging people to have large families.  However, we have now entered an era resulting from a quadrupling of population in this century and projected to increase by fifty percent in fifty years.  Growing [...]

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