ERIC Number: ED064151
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
Reference Count: 0
Studies in Family Planning, Volume 3, Number 5.
Population Council, New York, NY.
The Commission on Population Growth and the American Future was established by Congress in March, 1970, to examine the impact of population change in the United States to the year 2000. Excerpts from their final report, submitted in March, 1972, are presented in this pamphlet. The first eight chapters focus on the present and prospective demographic situation of the nation and the consequences of population growth and distribution for government services, the economy, the environment and natural resources, and social aspects of the country. The last eight chapters contain policy recommendations. Those on education, child-bearing, and child-rearing are designed to maximize understanding of human reproduction and its implications for the family, to enlarge opportunities for fertility control, and to improve the setting in which children are raised. Population stabilization and immigration perspectives and recommendations provide opportunities to devote resources to problems and needs relating to the quality of life rather than its quantity. Other recommendations are designed to facilitate and guide processes of population movement, to further the development of knowledge about population dynamics, and to assist in the development and implementation of policy in the population field at federal, state, and local levels. (BL)
Descriptors: Demography, Economics, Environmental Influences, Family Planning, Government Role, Policy, Population Distribution, Population Growth, Population Trends, Reports, Social Sciences
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Authoring Institution: Population Council, New York, NY.