Overpopulation

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a. Ignorance responsibility of parenthood.
b. The belief of more children means more earners in the family. d. And decrease in deaths due to improve medical care.
THESE REASONS ARE CULTURALLY BIASED.
Between 1820 and 1840, the American population increased about 7 milion from 10 million to 17 million. As the American industry had developed, the quality of American's life had also improved consequently: Epidemics declined in both frequency and intensity, which was a result of improvements in public health. The improvements in public health resulted in the low death rate and high birth rate of the American population, since women were able to be treated with a proper medication and medical techniques brought about by the American industrial revolution. As the result of the huge population growth, many small communities were expanded to bigger, major cities, immigration from Europe increased, and transportation systems were improved and expanded, allowing Americans migrations to all over the nation. The recent rapid increase in human population over the past three centuries has raised concerns that the planet may not be able to sustain present or larger numbers of inhabitants. 'Overpopulation is a generally undesirable condition where an organism's numbers exceed the carrying capacity of its habitat. Overpopulation can result from an increase in births, a decline in mortality rates, an increase in immigration. Why did the Industrial Revolution allow such a rapid increase in population? Reason number 3: After 1800 there was a lot more factories, and they started to employ young children, the parents knew that the children would earn them money so they sent them off to work at the factories; as a result couples had more children so that the kids would earn them money Between 1750 and 1900, the population of Britain vastly increased. There was an estimated amount of seven million in 1750 and then in 1900 the population had increased to an amazing 40 million!...
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