Science Magazine Special Section Examines World’s Population Growth
The current issue of Science magazine features a special section that explores issues surrounding population growth, "many of which continue to split demographers," according to the section's introduction. "Debate continues over whether rapid population growth is best dealt with by expanding family planning programs or implementing policies that will improve livelihoods and increase the education of girls and young women or both. Still, many experts remain optimistic that with the right mix of policies, countries can harness the opportunities for economic growth and development offered by a young and educated workforce, congregating in dense, networked urban environments," Science reports (Chin/Marathe/Roberts, 7/29).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.