Global problem of population growth: causal layered analysis

Students Name: Tymoshchyk Vladyslav Ihorovych
Qualification Level: master (ESP)
Speciality: International Information
Institute: Institute of Applied Mathematics and Fundamental Sciences
Mode of Study: full
Academic Year: 2019-2020 н.р.
Language of Defence: ukrainian
Abstract: This work is devoted to the analysis of the global problem of population growth. The main research method is the method of causal layered analysis. Chapter I reveals the basic concepts and conceptual mechanisms of demographic science, which are used in considering the problem under study; also the most important events in the history of the planet’s population development are considered and the development of political thought on the problem of population growth is characterized. Chapter II is devoted to the first two levels of causal layered analysis. It describes main superficial manifestations of the problem and systemic measures aimed at overcoming it. The policy of the world countries on population control is described. Section III discloses the third and fourth levels of causal layered analysis. The dominant worldviews and fundamental metaphors influencing the problem are characterized. The peculiarities of the worldview of countries with high population growth and highly developed countries are revealed. A conceptual system of interaction of dominant worldviews, myths and fundamental metaphors has been developed. Recommendations for a possible long-term solution to the problem are given. The highlights a number of conclusions. The problem of population growth is relevant, despite the long history of the study. The root cause of the problem is the peculiarities of the worldview of underdeveloped countries. Those peculiarities are determined by the social environment and financial situation. Worldview of highly developed countries contributes to the exacerbation of the problem by deepening inequality between countries. As a long-term solution, it is proposed to contribute to the transformation of the dominant worldview of citizens of countries with high birth rates, which will potentially lead to a decrease in population growth. Also, as a recommendation for highly developed countries, it is proposed to promote the formation of a "global worldview" of its citizens, which will lead to greater support for policy actions aimed at overcoming the problem. Key words: population growth, causal multilayer analysis, worldview, metaphor, underdeveloped countries.