ERIC Number: ED128282
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Twenty-Two Dimensions of the Population Problem. Worldwatch Paper 5.
Brown, Lester R.; And Others
Twenty-two facets of the world population problem are explored. The topics are economic, social, ecological, and political in nature and generally portray the stresses and strains associated with continued population growth in a world inhabited by four billion people. These aspects of the population problem are discussed: literacy, oceanic fisheries, natural recreation areas, pollution, inflation, environmental illnesses, hunger, housing, climate change, overgrazing, crowding, income, urbanization, deforestation, political conflict, minerals, health services, water, unemployment, endangered species, energy, and individual freedom. The authors conclude that analysis of the implications of population growth based on these indicators suggests strongly that the threat posed by uncontrolled growth deserves more attention from national and international leaders than it is presently getting. A bibliography of selected readings is included. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Demography, Developing Nations, Economically Disadvantaged, Energy Conservation, Environmental Influences, Family Planning, Food, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Human Geography, International Programs, Literacy, Natural Resources, Nutrition, Population Growth, Population Trends, Urbanization, World Problems
Worldwatch Institute, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20036 ($2.00 paper, 2-10 copies $1.50 each, 11-50 copies $1.25 each, 51 or more copies $1.00 each)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United Nations Fund for Population Activities, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Worldwatch Inst., Washington, DC.