A paradox: Less people if more survive

ABOUT THIS VIDEO

In this short video Professor Hans Rosling shows that people living in poverty have many children. The poor families suffer from high child mortality, and the fastest population growth occurs where mortality rates are highest, among people in extreme poverty. Parents in richer settings expect their children to survive, which is one of the reasons they decide to have fewer babies.

Saving poor children is an important factor in ending both poverty and population growth. The death of children is not holding back population growth. It is one of the reason poor people still have many children.

IN EXTREME POVERTY GENERATIONS KEEP INCREASING

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Date Posted: 2018-03-09