Zero Population Growth

(redirected from Zero population)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Encyclopedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Patrick Buchanan, a well-known figure oil the American political scene has written a very provocative book, telling how the United States and many other Western countries got to Zero Population Growth, except for immigration.
Nations of the European Union are currently faced with a crisis of global proportions that can be summed up in three words: zero population growth.
Others find the prospect of zero population growth pleasing.
In the context of low fertility, migration continuing around the recent average level leads to a 'soft landing' at zero population growth in about 30 years time, a pathway that the former Minister, Phillip Ruddock, described as 'not a figure that I believe would be alarming to most Australians'.
They only allowed first-born sons to marry and have children; other sons could have partners, but not children; they used abortion and infanticide to uphold their policy of zero population growth.
From this, he derives a moral norm of zero population growth, as any positive or negative rate applied universally would either over-crowd the environment or abolish humanity.
The East Central Indiana region, defined as Blackford, Delaware, Grant, Henry, Jay, Madison, Randolph, and Wayne counties, experienced zero population growth over the last decade.
Even though market expansion back home is not going to be too shabby -- no need to worry about zero population growth here -- the real business to be had is over there.
France is rapidly approaching zero population growth at a time when an ever-rising percentage of the population is nearing retirement.
Zero population growth is a very sensible policy as far as ecology is concerned, but no government will pursue it for political reasons.
3 billion, an effective argument for zero population growth.