For Health Science Students
Population and Development
Melake Demena HaramayaUniversity
In collaboration with the Ethiopia Public Health Training Initiative, The Carter Center, the Ethiopia Ministry of Health, and the Ethiopia Ministry of Education
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Studies within particular countries, suggest that
population growth above 2% a year inhibits efforts to raise income in poor countries with high birth rates and young age structure. In countries that are already poor, then, rapid population growth only makes matters worth leading to economic insecurity. Economic insecurity, intern, encourages people to have large families. Poverty and lack of economic opportunities increase incentives to exploit marginal resources, such as...