Document Type

Student Research Paper


Spring 2016

Academic Department

Social Work

Faculty Advisor(s)

Dr. Mapp; Dr. Dursun-Ozkanca


All social issues are intrinsically related to people, hence the ‘social’ component of the term. It is people who are impacted, and the reason why there are documents such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Issues arise when population growth no longer feeds economic growth, but instead feeds into societal issues. At a certain point, a country becomes unbalanced, unable to sustain the sheer growth of its citizens. This can present itself through lack of food, infrastructure, education, and even physical space in the case of urban areas. Family planning is one means of curbing population growth and avoiding this progression of events (Li-Wen & Milhaupt, 2013; Simmons, 2010).


Senior Thesis.

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Social Work Commons