Using a case study, assess the effectiveness of population control as a tool to facilitate national development.  I am using Singapore as my case study witih regards to the "Stop at Two" campaign...

Using a case study, assess the effectiveness of population control as a tool to facilitate national development.

 

I am using Singapore as my case study witih regards to the "Stop at Two" campaign help during the 1960s and 1970s. It has increased income, education, women participation in paid employment. It has also contolled infectious diseases. However, I need more details and stuff so I'm hoping someone can help? with any of the factors. thanks.

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Since 1950 it is estimated that the gross reproduction rate increased, reached its peak of 2.21 in 1970-75 and has been steadily declining. Japan, Australia, and New Zealand, the developed countries in Asia and the Pacific, have estimated birthrates in the range of 15-18 in 1975-80. In contrast with the high levels which prevail in Western and Middle South Asia, fertility declines of considerable magnitude have been realized in some countries in East Asia and South Asia.

As was the case with fertility, the largest gains in mortality reduction have accrued among the less developed regions. A widespread feature of recent mortality trends appears to be a recent slowdown in progress, which, in some places, is manifested by a cessation in mortality decline. Data for Asia also indicate that mortality declines have slowed during recent years. International migration continues to show significant shifts in pattern and direction. The number of people living in urban centers in Asia is increasing very rapidly, many of the larger cities are doubling in size every 10 years. Meeting basic needs requires at least a dual target for each less developed country an increase in gross national result of high fertility in the past, a large presence of persons in the young ages in the education. It is recognized that population is related to development, either as an acceleration or impeding factor.

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