Zero Population Growth


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Zero Population Growth

A situation in which the number of persons born in a population equals the number of persons who die. The fertility rate necessary for zero population growth varies, but is generally between 2 and 3. Some countries concerned about overpopulation aim for zero-population growth, while others dealing with an aging population may wish to increase the growth rate.
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The proposal noted that "Immigration is a new issue for the Club to be dealing with explicitly, although long-standing Club policy implies support for immigration no greater than that consistent with zero population growth.
Among the programs recognized by Zero Population Growth as supportive of children's futures:
A conservationist who was once president of Zero Population Growth, Tanton has built a network of more than a dozen organizations whose overlapping aims include conservation, population control, restricting immigration, and making English the official language of the United States.
Noting the incidence of female infanticide carried out by mothers themselves, he argues that this custom is a part of auto-regulative mechanisms which caused the Eipo to have a zero population growth over time and thus enabled them to stay within the carrying capacity of their territory.
Recently much interest has been focused on the topic of stress and two organizations, Zero Population Growth and the publishers of Psychology Today, have attempted to pinpoint which cities we can live in to lead the least "stressed-out" lives.
Once known as Zero Population Growth, Population Connection is sponsoring a meeting in Eugene today as part of a national outreach effort that targets Eugene and 11 other communities with progressive reputations.
Zero population growth did not eventuate; indeed, Australia's population has nearly doubled in that time.
In an article about declining birthrates in the developed world, a foreign correspondent for The New York Times recently warned of "the demographic black hole of zero population growth.