Vol. 5, Issue 2 (2019)
The fast-growing population is putting an implausible impact on environment, economy and society. It affects every country in a different way. Developed countries are affected less as compared to developing and undeveloped countries. The growth of population demands larger for the resources. The developed countries having adequate resources utilize the population for its betterment and welfare but developing and undeveloped countries faces significant issues comparatively large as lack of food supply, air and water, illiteracy, poverty, high mortality rate, unemployment and deforestation with this growth. Economists had a long-lasting debate over the impact of population growth on the economic development of a country. One state’s that population growth helps a nation’s economy by stimulating economic growth and development and another presents (Robert Malthus) that rapid increase in population is harmful to a nation’s economy due to a variety of problems comes with this increase. Because over population places a tremendous amount of pressure on the resources which results in issues. The third one reveals that the growth in population doesn’t have any impact on economic growth. The aim of this paper is to unearth the relationship between the population growth and economic development of a nation, understand the basic problems faced by a nation due to population explosion and offer suggestions.
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