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Population Policies Lesson Outline


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Population Policies Lesson Outline

  1. 1. Population Policies Discuss what population censuses are, who uses them, why they use them and how they relate to population projections. Do Now
  2. 2. Population Policies <ul><li>What you need to understand. </li></ul><ul><li>Governments sometimes try to adjust their country’s population structure by implementing a population policy </li></ul><ul><li>A population policy is just the method by which the government try to change population structure </li></ul><ul><li>Population policies can be pro natal (increase birth) or anti natal (decrease birth) </li></ul><ul><li>PP’s come in a variety of forms sometimes they offer incentives (the carrot) and sometimes disincentives (the stick) </li></ul><ul><li>Population policies often have both positive and negative effects </li></ul>
  3. 3. You are going to work in groups <ul><li>Each group will have a country to investigate. </li></ul><ul><li>Each group will present a skit to the class that helps us gain an understanding of the following </li></ul><ul><li>The country </li></ul><ul><li>Its population structure </li></ul><ul><li>Why the structure is a problem </li></ul><ul><li>How the government actually used real policies to try to adjust the population structure </li></ul><ul><li>The effect these policies had on individual people and families </li></ul><ul><li>The effect they had on the population structure of the country </li></ul>
  4. 4. The groups and the countries… <ul><li>India 1970s: </li></ul><ul><li>China 1 Child Policy: </li></ul><ul><li>France in the 2000s: </li></ul>