Population Control

Financial Incentives, Freedom, and Question of Coercion

  • Alicia M.R. Donner
Keywords: philosophy, freedom, coercion, population, population control


The planet’s swiftly growing population coupled with the lack of food security and the degradation of natural resources has caused many demographers to worry about the ramifications of unchecked population growth while many philosophers worry about the ethical issues surrounding the methods of population control. Therefore, I intend to argue a system of encouraging a decrease in personal fertility rate via financial incentives offers a solution that is both viable and not morally reprehensible.

How to Cite
Donner, A. M. (2019). Population Control: Financial Incentives, Freedom, and Question of Coercion. Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal, 3(1), 17-24. Retrieved from https://openjournals.bsu.edu/stance/article/view/1743