What are population possibilities and who holds power over the decision making process?
Explain global and regional/continental trends in family size, sex ratios, and ageing/greying.
Discuss policies associated with managing population change, focusing on:
- policies related to ageing societies
- pro-natalist or anti-natalist policies
- gender equality policies and anti-trafficking policies
Describe the demographic dividend and the ways in which population could be considered a resource when contemplating possible futures (offer one case study of a country benefiting from a demographic dividend).
Population change may affect the power balance between groups of people at local, national and international scales.
How is demographic change affecting China?
Click here for related info on responses to high & low fertility obtained for the previous DP Geog guide
Policies relating to ageing societies – Japan
Pro-natalist policy in Singapore
Anti-natalist policy in China
South China Morning Post outlines the One Child policy
Recent changes to the policy – The Guardian (Sep 2018)
Gender equality policies & anti-trafficking policies
The demographic dividend
Video – pro.org explains the demographic dividend
Poor governance can prevent countries from benefitting from a demographic dividend – newssecuritybeat.org
Can India benefit from a demographic dividend? – tribune.com.pk