1. What is the present population in the Philippines?
Philippines is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. It ranks in the top 20 most populated countries in the world. 2013
Total Population of the Philippines 2013
According to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), which is a US Government agency responsible for providing national security intelligence to senior US policymakers, the total estimated population of the Philippines in year 2012 is about 103,775,002.
2. What are the factors that contribute population growth?
* Birthrate, infant mortality rate, health care and longevity Inequality between birth and death rates
* In the past, the birth and death rates were equal, which kept the population at a balance. Several decades ago, people may have had many children, but mortality and other factors caused them to die before the age of 5. Currently, people are living longer, causing an increase in birth rates, but a decrease in death rates. Food production
* Technology has allowed farmers to increase food production throughout the world. Genetically modified foods, seeds, fertilizers, antibiotics and other chemicals to increase the size of plants and animals have allowed people around the world to be adequately fed. Malnutrition was a factor of disease and death decades ago and less of an issue in the present. Public health improvements
* According to a Carolyn Kinder of Yale Education, less than 50% of the population did not have safe drinking water before 1990. Since 1990, 75% of the population has access to safe drinking water. The ability to ensure that communities have safe drinking water and adequate places to live has caused people to live longer and reproduce successfully. Curing of diseases
* Less than a century ago, there were diseases that quickly wiped out large numbers of people. For example, the bubonic plague, smallpox and polio are examples of conditions that caused death to...
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