Population Control. Overpopulation Is Defined As The “Condition

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Population Control Overpopulation is defined as the “condition of having a population so dense as to cause environmental deterioration, an impaired quality of life, or a population crash” (Merriam-Webster). A similar way to think of this is if there are 10 people in a small elevator, it is going to feel congested and cramped. The people will be uncomfortable and they won’t be content with the current situation. This would be an impaired quality of life. If this is related to the environmental term, then an image of a small, isolated village appears. If the village has 5 acre of land surrounding it, and a small population, it will only use a small portion of the land. If the village contains a larger community, the amount of land used will…show more content…
In China, after the one-child policy was implemented, there were not enough babies born in order to replace the workers. If every couple had two children, the replacement rate would be stable enough to be balanced, which would be a resolution to an ongoing population problem. Babies born in 1900 did not live past the age of 50 compared to the current lifespan, 81-83 years. In parts of East Asia, the average life expectancy was less than 45 years in 1950, while now it sits at more than 74 years. The cause for this increase is the improvements in overall human health that is rapidly spreading around the world, not only at different rates, but also in different directions. One major cause for to enhance health is from decreasing occurrences in parasitic and chronic diseases. There is also better living standards, more nutritious diets, and cleaner drinking water, which reduces infections and prevents death in children by allowing them to survive their most vulnerable years. Babies are still being born, but the people are growing older which decreases the mortality rate further (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services). In addition to a decreased mortality rate, there is an increase in the birth rate due to the reduction in infant mortality from modern medicine. While this doesn’t make the chances zero, it does greatly improve the possibility of an infant surviving. One way Is from preventing birth defects, which is the leading cause of infant mortality in the

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