When someone moves to a country from another place it is known as immigration

When someone moves to a country from another place it

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country, its population shrinks. When someone moves to a country from another place, it is known as immigration. Whether or not a person can immigrate is controlled by the country that will host this person. “According to a UN study and another study by environmental scientist Norman Myers, in 2008, there were at least 40 million environmental refugees —people who had to leave their homes because of water or food shortages, soil erosion, or some other form of environmental degradation or depletion” (Miller). In reading my textbook, I discovered that most of the world’s population growth since 1950 has taken place in less-developed countries. This gap is projected to grow by 2050 (Miller). About 2% of the 84 million new arrivals on the planet in 2012 were added to the world’s more- developed countries, where population is growing exponentially at about 0.1% a year. The other 98% were added to the world’s middle- and low-income, less-developed countries, where the population is growing exponentially, 14 times faster at about 1.4% a year on average. And at least 95% of the 2.6 billion people projected to be added to world’s population between now and
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2050 will be born into the least-developed countries, most of which are the least equipped to deal with the pressures of such rapid growth (Miller). Here are some options for reducing population numbers going forward: Provide universal access to family planning services and reproductive health care Improve health care for infants, children, and pregnant women Develop and implement national population polices
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  • Demography, UN Population Fund.

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