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Description - The Other Population Crisis by Steven Philip Kramer

In many developed countries, population decline poses economic and social strains and may even threaten national security. Through historical-political case studies of Sweden, France, Italy, Japan, and Singapore, The Other Population Crisis explores the motivations, politics, programming, and consequences of national efforts to promote births. Steven Philip Kramer finds a significant government role in stopping declines in birth rates. Sweden's and France's pro-natalist programs, which have succeeded, share the characteristics of being universal, not means-tested, and based on gender equality and making it easy for women to balance work and family. The programs in Italy, Japan, and Singapore, which have failed so far, have not devoted sufficient resources consistently enough to make a difference and do not support gender equality and women's work-family balance, Kramer finds.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781421411705
ISBN-10: 1421411709
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 12mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Woodrow Wilson Center Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 17-Dec-2013
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Steven Philip Kramer

Steven Philip Kramer is professor of grand strategy at the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, National Defense University, in Washington, D.C. He was a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center from 2010-11.

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