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Today’s Issues Population Explosion. Chapter 26. Growing Pains. Why would a population increase of only 2 percent lead to a population explosion in India? India already has a billion people. In 40 years, a 2 percent increase would result in an additional half billion people.

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Today s issues population explosion

Today’s Issues Population Explosion

Chapter 26


Growing pains

Growing Pains

  • Why would a population increase of only 2 percent lead to a population explosion in India?

  • India already has a billion people.

  • In 40 years, a 2 percent increase would result in an additional half billion people.

  • What percentage of the world’s population lives in South Asia?

  • About 22 percent

  • Basic necessities are not being met

  • Inadequate resources to meet those needs


Managing population growth

Managing Population growth

  • Why are large families still considered desirable despite concerns about population?

  • Children supplement income

  • Children support parents in old age

  • Why is education fundamental in the slowing of population growth?

  • Health education can reduce the need for large families by reducing infant mortality rate

  • Educated parents will be less reliant on their children to supplement family income

  • What difficulties are South Asian governments encountering in providing adequate education?

  • Inadequate funds

  • Inability to keep up with needs of  population


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