Friday, 10 May 2013

Population Change in LEDCS

LEDCS tend to:

  • Have higher birth rates in Stages 1 and 2 of the demographic transition model
  • Have a steeper fall
  • Have a larger base population
  • Once they reach stage 3 the fall tends to be much steeper
  • Population change is more linked to stronger government intervention than economic benefit

Case Study: Thailand

  • National Family Planning programme since 1970
  • Advertising the benefits to a two child family
  • Establishing health care centres throughout the country
  • Public information programmes about contraception methods
  • Training parademics and midwives from local villages who are known and trusted

1 comment:

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