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In what ways can U.S. population growth be
slowed or changed?
KENYATTA J. SMITH
NORTH LAWNDALE COLLEGE PREP CHARTER HS
MARCH 27, 2012
U.S population shifts have been caused by
 The rising cost of raising children
 Advancement of medicine and technology
 Economic hardships
 Industrialization
What’s the big deal about population?
 The economy
 Jobs
 Terrorism
 Gas prices
 The environment
 Global warming
 Population explosion
Background
•
EVERYTHING FROM THE COST OF GAS TO
GROCERIES HAS RISEN
•
THE COUNTERPART OF THE BIRTHRATE IS THE
DEATH RATE.
•
ECONOMIC HARDSHIPS CAUSE DECLINING
BIRTH RATES.
•
THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION BROUGHT
IMPROVED CONDITIONS OF LIFE IN MANY WAYS
U.S. population shifts have been caused by the increase
in the cost of raising children.
U.S. population shifts have been caused
by the increase in the cost of raising
children.
 The cost of raising a child has risen
dramatically.
 The cost of raising a child can sometimes
be doubled due to childcare.
 Childcare necessities
The growth in human population would have occurred
with agricultural advancement alone, but it would have
been slower if medical progress had not also occurred.
The growth in human population would
have occurred with agricultural
advancement alone, but it would have
been slower if medical progress had not
also occurred.

Medication has stopped the spread of many
diseases.
 Health care costs has risen.
 Modern sanitation has caused many more
births to occur.
During economic hardships, population shifts tend to
occur.
Birth Rate
Drops As
Economy
Falters.
During economic hardships, population
shifts tend to occur.
 Many people resort to having just one
child
 Key points of economic downturns
 Recession causes less births
Industrialization is an important topic;
important enough to influence changes
in population
 Improved conditions of life in many ways
 Expansion of human population
 Education, participation in government, and
more jobs available to people
Some people would argue that the cost of raising a child
does not influence the decision people make on whether
or not to have children.
Rank Country
Birth rate (births/1,000 population)
1
Niger
50.54
2
Uganda
47.49
3
Mali
45.62
4
Zambia
44.08
5
Burkina Faso 43.59
6
Ethiopia
42.99
7
Angola
42.91
8
Somalia
42.71
9
Burundi
41.01
10
Malawi
40.85
Exploring an Opposing Point-of-View
Economic hardships
actually influence people to
have more kids.
Proposal: More Education
•
People with more education tend to not have kids or put them off until
they are ready.
•
People with more education tend to have a greater awareness about
earth, resources, climate change, and global warming.
•
People with more education tend to have a greater awareness of fertility
and contraceptives
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In what ways can U.S. population
growth be slowed or changed?
THANK YOU!
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