Table of contents for The demographic crash : from fatalism to hope / Michael Schooyans ; translated by John H. Miller.


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INTRODUCTION ..................................... 1

CHAPTER I:
    THE DROP IN FERTILITY AROUND THE WORLD .... 3
    Some Known and Incontestable Phenomena ............. 4
       Drop in the fertility index ..........................4
       Fall of natural growth rates ......................... 4
       Neomalthusianism disputed ......................... 6
   The Age Pyramids ................................ 8
       Structure by age  ................................. 8
       France, Italy, Spain  ...............................9
       China, Mexico, Brazil ............................14
       The Case of the USA  ............................ 18

CHAPTER II:
   WHY THIS DECLINE? ............................     25

   An Unfavorable Environment ........................25
   Anti-natal Techniques ......... ..................... 28
       "Provisional" techniques ........... ..............28
       Definitive techniques: infanticide and sterilization ...... 29
       The example of Mexico .......................... 31

CHAPTER III:
   CONSEQUENCES OF A DECLINE ................... 35

CHAPTER IV:
   THE UN AND ITS POPULATION CONFERENCES .... 53
   Introduction  ...................................... 53
   Historical Origins of Population Policies .............. 53
       The ideological components ....................... 53
       From  ideology to practice ......................... 54
       The first international population conferences ......... 56
   THE MAJOR CONFERENCES OF THE 1990s ......... 57
       Rio, 1992: the First Earth Summit about the Earth
         and the Environment  ..........................57




      Vienna, 1993: Human Rights ...................... 58
      Cairo, 1994: Population and Development ............ 58
      Copenhagen, 1995: Social Development .............. 59
      Beijing, 1995: W oman  ...........................  59
      Istanbul, 1996: Housing  ..........................60
      Rome, 1996: Food Security ....................... 61
      The Conferences of 1997 ......................... 62
      Activities of 1998  ............................... 64
      The  1999 Programs ................... .......... 66
      The Road for the Year 2000  ..................... 71

CHAPTER V:
   THE UN AND AUTHORITARIAN CONTROL
   OF POPULATION ................................ 75
   The North-South antagonism ........................ 75
       Actors and victims ..............................  75
       Recurrent and intertwined themes ................... 77
       A  few  traps .................................... 79
   Proclaiming the truth ............................... 79
       Human capital and "natural resources" ............... 79
       Organizing ....................................81
       Denouncing. ...................................82

CHAPTER VI:
   REMEDY FOR IMPLOSION: TENDERNESS .......... 87
   Toward a culture of life ............................. 94

CHAPTER VII:
   A LOBBY FOR THE POOR ......................... 97

CHAPTER VIII:
   A PRO-LIFE ACTION PLAN ....................... 105
   Introduction  ..................................... 105
       Those who undertake this action ................... 105
       The  goal  ..................................... 106
       The target audience ............................. 106



The  message ..................................... 107
    What message?  ................................ 107
    Testing the messages ...... ............. ...... 107
    Summary examples of messages adapted to
       particular audiences .......................... 107

 Bearers of the message ............................ 109
    Change agents ................................ 109
    Public opinion  leaders ................... ....... 109
 Channels of communication ........................ 109
    Means of mass communication .................... 109
    Interpersonal exchanges  ......................... 110
The form  of the message  ........................... 110
The transition to action  ............................ 111
Evaluation of the communication .................... 112
    Evaluation of the execution ....................... 112
    Evaluation  of results ............................. 112
    Evaluation of the impact ................... ...... 113
Summary    ..................................... 113



                     APPENDICES

An unpublished letter of Alfred Sauvy .................. 116

Selection of works about population control organizations . . 117

Population on Internet sites .......................... 121
Organizations engaging in population control ............. 121
Organizations in the service of the "culture of life" ........ 123

: The calendar for the year 2000 ........................ 125

Bibliography   .....................................  128
index of proper names  ................................. 136
subject index  .....................................139





Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Fertility, Human, Population policy, Population policy Religious aspects Christianity