Population: Current State and Future Prospects

Assisting couples to achieve their reproductive preferences is a compassionate act that promotes responsible parenthood and improves the lives of women, their children, and their communities, especially among the poor and most vulnerable sections of societies. The resulting decline in unplanned births also enhances prospects for poverty reduction and moderates the increasingly harmful impact of human activities on the natural environment. Continue reading

We Can Keep Our Open Spaces by Limiting Population

Some maintain that we must have a large and growing population to have a dynamic and prosperous economy. Even so, the economy we had in the early 1970s – before we added 125 million more people – was superior in many ways to our present economy. According to the Pew Research Center, 61 percent of Americans were middle class in 1971. By 2015 that total had declined to 50 percent. During that same interval, the percentage in the lower economic class rose from 16 percent to 20 percent. Continue reading