One determinant of peace is the role of women in society. Some studies suggest that a young age structure, also known as a “youth bulge” can facilitate conflict. Population growth and age structure are factors amenable to change in a human rights context. We propose that policies which favor voluntary family planning and the education of women can ameliorate the global burden of disease associated with conflict and terrorism.
Commentaries Published on this Paper
Women’s Education and World Peace: A Feminist Dream Comes True; Comment on “The Pill Is Mightier Than the Sword”