A. How does improving educational opportunities for women help reduce population growth (in those nations seeking to do so)? Cite specific scientific, demographic, socioeconomic and/or geopolitical evidence from one (1) nation that is working to reduce its population growth rate and where improving education for women has worked / is working.
Be sure to back up your explanations with some research before discussing this topic online with your classmates. Be sure to read relevant sections of your text (and supplementary readings from this Module) and look online. Start with these background readings:
- United Nations’ Girls’ Education Initiative
- The Beijing Platform for Action Turns 20
- The World Bank’s Girls’ Education Overview
A1. Identify a nation that has been / is working to reduce its population growth. For how long? Note: if you choose to discuss China’s one-child policy from the past, be aware that is no longer their policy, that which changed in 2021, and address the new policy as well. (1 points)
A2. Describe what this nation has done to improve the educational opportunities for its women? Cite also statistics/data. (2.5 points)
A3. How have increased educational opportunities for these women changed their socio-economic status? Cite also statistics/data. (2.5 points)