Answer Key: Available for purchase at the environmental science. What will be the future population growth trends for developing countries in the future? Open your eyes to the rich-poor divide with these photos showing average families and their possessions. Population paradox Nova Television program Abstract:. They will give viewers a way to imagine the world -- to project from present trends while revealing decision points that will shape the future for our children and grandchildren. Through the use of dramatic scenarios, these programs will present crucial population and environmental issues to viewers in a fresh and accessible style. Educated women, they reason, generally prefer smaller families, allowing them to pursue their own interests while investing more resources and time in each child.
Each report will explore the trends that are driving each scenario, and the options we have for achieving - or avoiding - the outcome. What implications might that have for elderly people in Japan? Further, in Kenya, where the birth rate is at four children per woman, there is unmet need for family planning and cases of adolescents getting pregnant and aborting their babies are increasing. The increase of education and employment opportunities for women has declined reproductive patterns in Japan. Interviews with five experts reveal the threats facing human populations, national economies, and the global climate. However, the death rate, 9. How do you think this influences population growth rate trends in India? Each report will explore the trends that are driving each scenario, and the options we have for achieving - or avoiding - the outcome.
There is very low infant mortality rate, which may have occurred as a result of the increase and education and employment opportunities in Japan. How have educational and vocational programs for Indian women influenced birth rate and infant mortality? This has left the very old and the young to find their own means of sustaining themselves. The Japanese government is trying to solve this problem by giving women incentives so as to persuade them to give birth and avert possible future problems such as pension and productivity predicaments. . More females have become members of the Japanese corporate culture that has increased their role in the society; consequently, they are unable to get the time to have children and care for them. What is the concept of demographic transition? Will it be a world of sharp, unpredictable climate swings, devastating mass extinctions of plants and animals, chronic shortages of water, and unparalleled human poverty and hunger? How do you think the increase of education and employment opportunities for women have influenced reproductive patterns in Japan? Describe how death rates and life expectancy has changed in Kenya over the last decade in particular.
By reducing the population we will have more access to benefits for the entire population. Scenarios are stories about the future, grounded in good science but told with the creativity of a feature film. Credits: Camera, Ned Johnston, Steve McCarthy, and Bob Poole 1st program , Gary Henoch 2nd program ; editor, Sarah Holt 1st program , David Carnochan 2nd program ; music, Michael Bacon. I think that the future population of the richer countries in the world is threatened towards a dead end since the majority of their population is aged and the low reproduction rate in the countries is well below the replacement rate. The scenarios interweave with worldwide investigative reports on reproductive health, population, biodiversity, and the future of the world's food supply. Scenarios are stories about the future, grounded in good science but told with the creativity of a feature film. Thus, more initiatives should be taken to address this looming problem.
Several scholars have linked birthrate decline to female education. Go behind the scenes with filmmakers as they struggle to capture complex human stories. Describe the immigration and employment trends for the U. Will it be a world of sharp, unpredictable climate swings, devastating mass extinctions of plants and animals, chronic shortages of water, and unparalleled human poverty and hunger? Through the use of dramatic scenarios, these programs will present crucial population and environmental issues to viewers in a fresh and accessible style. MacArthur Foundation, The Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund sponsor of the Goldman Environmental Prize , and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Essential concepts: Demographics, birth rate, death rate, fertility rate, developing countries, developed countries, pronatalist factors, antinatalist factors, demographic transition model. Examine the startling population growth over the past two millennia, and see what's coming in the next 50 years.
Thousands of children are being born on a daily basis. Performer s : Narrator, Oliver Platt. Test your understanding of the population trends and environmental challenges facing nations around the world. Using a 2-child rule, we will eventually, yet very slowly, reduce the population. How do consumption and rapid population growth affect our planet's natural resources? In certain communities in South Asia, the low status of girls has to be compensated for by the payment of a dowry by the parents of the girl to the husband at the time of marriage. This influences population growth rate trends in India by having a greater male to female ratio.
Description: 1 online resource 1 video file, approximately 57 min. Performer s : Narrator, Oliver Platt. Other Titles: People paradox Nova Television program Responsibility: written, produced and directed by Sarah Holt ; co-production of Nova and Linda Harrar Productions. Or will it be a world where nature's biological treasures are protected, all children get to attend school, and basic human needs are satisfied? Compare how three developing nations have tried to slow rapid population growth. Given that we live in a an affluent country, do you think we have an ethical responsibility to help fund programs that will stabilize population growth in developing countries, and encourage sustainability of species and resources globally? And in many parts of India the male child grows up and commands a large dowry.
As it turns out, the map of female literacy in India does exhibit striking similarities with the map of fertility. Much of the overall increase between 2013 and 2050 is projected to take place in high-fertility countries, mainly in Africa, as well as countries with large populations such as India, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines and the United States of America. And, for the developing countries, such as India and Kenya, more initiatives should be adopted to lower their high birth rate such that the resources they have can be channeled effectively for meeting the demands of a reasonable population level. Almost all of the additional 3. Description: 1 videodisc approximately 120 min.