Essay Birth Control and Poverty Reduction
This week we looked at the relationship between family planning, life expectancy and economic growth. Generally, most people and organizations concur that there is a relationship among these variables. Birth control has an input in the rate of population growth. The level of population in the world or in a country seems to impact on economic growth and the level of the standard of living f the people.
Let us look at the question of the relationship between family planning and population growth. The more the people practice family planning the more likely that the population will stabilize in the long run. The population may also grow at a decreased rate. There is no question on the fact that …show more content…
The ethical question is: should the government limit the size of the family? Those who want the government to introduce legislation to limit the size of the family argue that doing so would lead to economic growth for the country. People would have a better way of living. The standard of living goes up. That is then buttressed by higher life expectancy and sustainability. People with smaller families would have more money to save. If we have a culture of saving in the country the economy is posed to respond positively. The multiplier effect would come into effect. Above that, there will also be better medical facilities, better recreation facilities, better education and high employment rate. However, is limiting the size of the family ethical. Would it be a panacea to the social and economic challenges the world is currently facing. More so, limiting the size of the family poses an ethical dilemma. Basically, the size of the