Essay On Rapid Population Growth

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Population is defined as the number of individuals of the same species; therefore, population growth is the increase of those individuals. It is predicted that by 2050 the world population is to rise from 7.2 billion to 9.7 billion. Population growth could result as a consequence of immigration, lack of family planning, and more. Population has a great impact on the development of a country, for if a country has a high population, that means fewer resources will be available, which will make the country poorer and less developed, while having a low population, will provide more resources, which will help the country develop further. Rapid population growth has become a major problem for the world that we live in today; rapid population growth not…show more content…
During the 1970’s the Chinese government became aware of the rapid increase of the population and decided to take action. By 1979, the one-child policy was introduced where; women weren’t allowed to marry until they were 20 years old and men weren’t allowed to marry until they were 22 years old, and couples were only allowed one child, unless their first child was a girl, in which case they were allowed a second child in the hope it was a boy. China’s one-child policy prevented the births of an incredible 400 million babies, which saved the country from overpopulation and possible, poverty. Population growth has slowed down since, but it created a lot of problems; most of the Chinese prefer sons, so their daughters were left to die after birth or placed in orphanages, which left China with a gender imbalance. It is estimated that by 2020 women will be outnumbered by 30 million men, which is why the one-child policy is now more relaxed in rural areas. I think that applying the one-child policy was a smart thing to do, for they managed to successfully decrease the population, but I don’t think it’s fair for the child to have to grow up without
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