It's a discredited and antiquated idea.
Change consumerism! Not birthrates!
What does the headline-grabbing encyclical have to say about overpopulation and demography?
From year to year, population grows at a glacial pace, so it’s tough job to bang the drum about over-population in a glossy annual report year after year. From a public relations point of view, the solution is to pick a trendy angle. The theme of the 2009 State of the World Population Report is women and climate change.