Essay on The Tropical Climate Of The Philippines

1139 Words Jun 1st, 2016 5 Pages
The tropical climate of the Philippines is home to a growing population of 107,668,231 and currently the 12th largest country in the world by population. (worldometers.info) More than 30 million of the population is under the age of 14 and 1.8 million are neglected and abandoned children. With a fertility rate of 3.1(worldbank.org) the population is seen to hit 104 million with no struggle. Compared to the Philippines, the United States’ fertility rate is reaching a record low around 1.9. Making up the population of the 3rd largest country, immigrants have been choosing the united States as their destination to seek a better life or meet more family. Because they are a frequent destination for people migrating, the U.S. is considered to be the “melting pot”. Of the American population, Filipino immigrants account for 4.5% of the 43.1 million total immigrant population of the U.S.

The difference between American and Filipino culture is great. While both countries are considered to have English as their official language, they have many different languages spoken throughout. In the Philippines, English and Tagalog are considered to be the two official languages where the original language is preserved and taught in school primarily. (everyculture.com) Many Filipino children do not get to finish school in order to help take care of their family. Infant mortality is high in the philippines in comparison to the low rate in the U.S. The rate is so great that much care is…

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