World Population Trends, Hearings Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, Ninety-Sixth Congress, Second Session on U.S. Population Policy and Programs, April 29 and June 5, 1980   [open pdf - 240MB]

These are the April 29 and June 5, 1980 hearings on "World Population Trends" held before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate. From the opening statement of Joseph Biden: "Our first purpose this afternoon is to solicit testimony on the causes of the recently documented declines in the world population growth rate and to identify new population policies and strategies which maybe needed in the coming decade. The second part of these hearings will focus on the U.S. population assistance program, which has provided more than half the total worldwide funds made available for family planning services in the past 14 years. The primary concern of U.S. foreign policy with continued high birth rates focuses on one fundamental fact: The doubling of the populations of Africa, Asia, and Latin America within the next 25 to 35 years will have far-reaching consequences on the social and economic fabric of these societies, and will undoubtedly affect the quality of life for every inhabitant on this planet." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Richard Elliot Benedick, George F. Brown, Goler T. Butcher, Edward W. Coy, Guy F. Erd, Oscar Harkavy, Stephen Joseph, Hanna Klaus, Sander Levin, W. Parker Mauldin, John H. Sullivan, and Alfred D. White.

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S. Hrg. 96; Senate Hearing 96
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