ERIC Number: ED077702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Population Problems and Policies in Economically Advanced Countries.
Population Crisis Committee, Washington, DC.
In October 1972, the Ditchley Foundation supported a conference which sought to assess population conditions and policies in the economically advanced countries of North America and Western Europe, including Britain, together with their international responsibilities and how best they can discharge them. Findings and recommendations summarized in the report indicate there was agreement on a population policy for the developed countries leading toward stabilization. The group agreed that the current declining population growth rates in the Atlantic Community are desirable and that all measures to promote these trends should be encouraged. These trends, if continued, could result in a zero growth rate around the year 2000. The conference provided an overview of how intermeshed population problems are; how many legal, technical, ethical, and personal questions are involved; and how urgent is their need for solution. The role of the United Nations in World Population Year 1974 is also considered. Appended items give tables of population projections by country and region and a list of conference participants. (BL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ditchley Foundation, Oxford (England).
Authoring Institution: Population Crisis Committee, Washington, DC.
Note: Report of a conference at Ditchley Park, England, September 29-October 2, 1972