exponential growth

Tom Stockfisch tps at iris27.biosym.com
Wed Feb 22 00:18:04 EST 1995


In article <drierac.46.0012185B at deakin.edu.au> drierac at deakin.edu.au (Chris Driver) writes:
>It is interesting that this demographic transition is happening in many 
>countries without attaining a high material standard of living. Some people 
>have suggested that womens rights are an important factor. Maybe so but 
>population stabilisation is happening in Australia and the USA without a good 
>record of equality of opportunity for women. I think it is fair to say that we 
>don't understand what is going on and we need to know more.
>Chris Driver

Although it can be argued that women have not achieved full equality in
the United States, this is not what population theorists are talking
about as a country with poor women's rights.  In fact, social equality
for women in the US is among the best in the world (can someone
enlighten me as to where it is higher?).  In India it is alleged
that wives are burned to death in "kitchen accidents" after the
dowry money runs out.  In Middle Eastern countries women are not
allowed to drive cars.  We're not talking corporate ladder glass
ceilings or statistically significant salary differentials, we're
talking basic survival.
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Tom Stockfisch, BIOSYM Technologies	tps at biosym.com
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