Posted November 2, 2009 at 8:53 PM via web
What are the disadvantages of industrialization?
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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator Posted November 2, 2009 at 10:14 PM (Answer #1)
The major disadvantages of industrialization fall into two categories: social and environmental. Environmentally, industrialization both pollutes the environment and depletes its resources. Industry requires huge amounts of inputs such as ores and petroleum for fuel. Its outputs (in the form of waste chemicals and such) are major pollutants. Socially, industrialization changes a country in many ways. Typically, there comes to be less security for workers, and less continuity with the past. People move to cities, breaking family ties. Time is more regimented, making it harder to observe traditional festivals. These are but a few examples...
krishna-agrawala | College Teacher | Valedictorian
Posted November 3, 2009 at 1:47 AM (Answer #2)
Industrialization refers to increase in industrial activities in an economy. This is almost invariably accompanied by creation of large factories and urbanization. While industrialization is essential to reap the benefit of modern technology and improve the level of economic prosperity, it also creates some problems. The main disadvantages of industrialization include the following. Deterioration of quality of life due to urbanization which are generally more crowded than rural areas. This leads to many problems for the individual and the society including psychological disorders, crimes and other social problems. Urbanization also leads to environmental pollution such as destruction of forests and extinction of many varieties of animals and plants. Loss of individuality of factory workers. Frequently people working in large factory do some simple,repetitive jobs, that gives them no job satisfaction and they feel alienated. The importance...
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