Mar 28 "Impact of Population & Econ Growth on Millennium Development Goals "

Please join us next week for our Monday Seminar from Iñaki Permanyer of the Center for Demographic Studies, University of Barcelona.

"The Impact of Population and Economic Growth on the Achievement of the Millennium Development Goals "

Abstract: In September 2000, the United Nations presented the Millennium Declaration to improve the living conditions of millions of people around the world. The declaration committed many nations to a new global partnership to reduce extreme poverty and set a series of measurable targets, due by 2015. Progress must be made in reducing poverty, hunger, disease, lack of adequate shelter and exclusion, while promoting gender equality, health, education and environmental sustainability. These targets have become known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), one of the major efforts undertaken by the international community to fulfill the promise for a better world. We investigate the nature and significance of the impact of population and economic growth on the achievement of the MDGs. Has the dramatic rise in the number of people been an obstacle to reduce poverty while improving global health, expanding education and promoting environmental sustainability? Or have the historically unprecedented increases in GDP per capita improved the overall quality of life around the globe? Which of these two forces has been more decisive in driving the success of countries towards MDGs achievement?

Monday, March 28, 2016
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
MPC Seminar Room – 50 Willey Hall

All seminars are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.
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