Population and Poverty

Population and - Population and Poverty Population growth in the Third World threatens to exceed the carrying capacity and overwhelm gains achieved

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Population and Poverty Population growth in the Third World threatens to exceed the carrying capacity and overwhelm gains achieved through economic growth. The United Nation predicts that the population in areas like Central America will increase 120 percent over the next thirty years. The population density of El Salvador is nearly as great as that of India . According to the Population Reference Bureau (1998), the density per square mile in El Salvador while it stands at 861 in India. Rapid population growth inhibits economic development . As population increases, income must grow just to maintain current standards of living. If population growth exceeds economic development, standards of living fall. In this respect population growth causes poverty. Nancy Birdsall (1980) of the World Bank acknowledges that high population growth increases the incidence of poverty, but she argues that, in more dramatic fashion, poverty encourages population growth . Large families are necessary for the poor because the poor cannot count on
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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Population and - Population and Poverty Population growth in the Third World threatens to exceed the carrying capacity and overwhelm gains achieved

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