A Population Policy for America

Saturday, March 29, 1941

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Dr. George Simpson, of the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at Queens College, discusses a democratic policy for population control. Comparison between a democratic policy and those of other countries. By 1970 or 1980, we should reach upwards of 150 or 150 million people, after which we should begin to decline. This decline is due to the general birthrate. Voluntary parenthood is largely for the upper class. Evaluation of national defense and population policy.

Concludes with a preview of the next episode and a commercial for Queens College.

Sponsored by Dr. Paul Klapper, President of Queens College. Produced by the Committee on Radio Education in cooperation with your Municipal Station.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 69794
Municipal archives id: LT888


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About Queens College Forum

A series in celebration of Queens College and public discourse.

Originally a series of eight broadcasts in celebration of the completion of the first four years of the college and its first commencement, these lectures continued for a number of years after that milestone (1941-48). Reaching beyond the student body, these lectures strive to help guide people in the intelligent formation of their opinion.

The first half of the series was prepared and presented by the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at Queens College and discusses particularly pressing difficulties of our time: race, delinquency, crime, public opinion formation, and future population policy. The second half of the series focuses on economic prospects in 1941: jobs, crisis, taxes, the consumer, and is presented by the Department of Economics of Queens College. 


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