Measures for control of population growth or for improve population growth
Interestingly enough, one of the most potent weapons in population control is the education of the female half. As girls are educated, the women they become have greater economic opportunities, and as a result they, and their husbands, are less likely to want a large family. (Let's be honest: birth control only works if potential parents-to-be want to use it.)
In the four nations known as the Asian Tigers (Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, and South Korea), lower fertility and birth rates were directly linked to compulsory education for girls. Not only did this lower the population growth figures, it also upgraded the quality of the work force from the cheap sweatshop variety to one capable of performing higher paying and more technologically-oriented tasks, which of course led to the economic explosion experienced by these nations.
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