Decision Tools

Resources and materials to assist you in making family decisions:


UPEC Board member Mark Thomas has written an enlightening essay: Population and Mormon Symbolism – A Mormon Essay.

UPEC Board member Joe Andrade recently reviewed the new book on world population Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?, 2014, by Alan Weisman.

9-25-2014: Contrary to previous estimates, the number of people on the planet now seems unlikely to stabilize this century. According to Scientific American, world should prepare for 11 Billion people.

9-14-2014: A recent New York Times story called Beyond Marriage deals with unplanned pregnancies and contraception.

Planned Parenthood Association of Utah>>

Considering Pregnancy?>>

NY Times discussion on cost of children>>

US Depart of Agriculture’s cost of raising a child calculator>>

Babysitter pay calculator>>’s “7 Things to Consider Before Having Another Baby”>>

Crossing the River of Myths>>

Please visit our parent website at the Utah Population and Environment Council website for even more decision tools!
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