The World 's Population And Its Effects On Developing Countries

763 Words May 3rd, 2015 4 Pages
There are currently 7,240,300,000 people in the world. In the United States a baby is born every eight seconds. China, which is the most populated country in the world, has a little over 5% of the world’s population (U.S. and World Populaiton Clock, 2015).Growing population has been a problem for a number of years now. Many of the countries with high population growth rates are developing or poor countries. In her article Jennifer Weeks tells us, ”The world 's population, now about 7.2 billion people, could rise to nearly 11 billion or more by 2100, according to some estimates, with nearly all the growth in developing countries” (Global Population Growth, 2015). These countries cannot produce enough food to support their population and rely on developed countries to supply them with food. Because a rapidly growing population can have very negatives effects on a developing country, developed countries should help control the population and supply them with food. The first way developed countries can help developing countries is by helping control the population. The reason why developing countries have rapidly growing populations is because people in developing countries are not very educated in sexual education and they do not have access to birth control. But some countries are moving forward in trying to decrease the population growth rate. In the Philippines, President Benigno Aquino III signed legislation that birth control be free to poor families and required public…

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