The Government Should Take Steps to Control Population Growth

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The Government Should Take Steps to Control Population Growth
Jie Wang
EAP2 Writer’s Workshop
Ms. Miller
February 21, 2013

Abstract
During the last 30 years, the world’s population has haven an increase of 60%. This paper focuses on the demographic situation and the problems of population growth. It discusses the benefits of population control in terms of economic development, environmental issues, employment pressure and education opportunities. It also talks about the disadvantage of population control that a country will advance into an aging society, but according to the research, the problems of an aging society can be solved through raising the employment rate. This research uses some evidence such as China and Nigeria to suggest
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This means that the society cannot create enough employment opportunities for people. Thus, overpopulation is a main factor to lead to more and more unemployment. According to Motoko Rich (2011), the economy needs to add about 150,000 jobs a month just keep up with normal population growth. Rich also points out that 14.1 million people cannot find jobs, and 6.3 million of them lost jobs more than 6 months ago. The above statistics suggest that our pace of development is far behind the rate of population growth, and a huge number of people are facing the difficulty in finding jobs. Thus, the employment situation is not optimistic without the government’s population control steps.
Making more children have educational opportunities can be achieved through Controlling population growth, Similar to job opportunities, educational resources are also limited. If the population grows rapidly in a country, this country need provide their children with more educational resource, which will take a lot of finance to support. According to Action Aid, more than 100 million children cannot study in the school, and solving this problems need an extra $10 billion a year (as cited in Robin Stott, 2011, para.6). It is difficult for the governments to support too much money, especially in developing countries. Therefore, the government should move the focus to controlling population. It is an efficient way to increase the proportion of