Advantages And Disadvantages Of Population Growth

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There has been continuous debate going on whether Population growth is really a problem or not? If yes, then what are the causes and consequences of it to a developing nations as compared to developed nations. This paper will use India as an example to discuss these issues, as India is the second most populated country of the world after China.
World’s population has increased from 6.6 billion in 2007 to 7.6 billion in just a decade and is expected to exceed 9.2 billion by 2050. This is a significant rise in the population, despite all the measures taken by United Nations, Government (as in China) and different NGO’s to educate people about the consequences of having more children on the health of the mother, on the financial situation of the family and also on the country. With low mortality rate due to ever increasing Research and Development in developed countries and high birth rate in developing countries, Doubling Time of world’s population
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Fertility rate directly corresponds to high birth rate and unfortunately can not be altered overnight. As a result, high fertility rate now will most likely result in higher population growth in next 2-3 decades. This, is also know as the hidden momentum of population growth, which directly affects the demographic trends of the country. High fertility rate cannot be decreased over night due to the fact that it is not easy to overcome social, economic and political factors which have resulted in such high fertility rates over the centuries. Especially in a developing country like India, where most of its population depends on agricultural output, and as a result have higher number of children in order to avoid hiring extra labor and also to support them when they get older. Beliefs such as these are hard to overcome even in a decade and can only be done by providing proper education to these locals and by supporting them

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