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Why do you think there is such a difference between human population growth in developed and developing countries? What are some of the social and economic problems that these differences in growth rates cause?

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Below I've briefly described general trends in population growth rates and then discussed influences on these rates. You should use this guide to help you answer the questions above.

When considering population growth you need to study both birth rates and death rates, as well as immigration and emigration. In general, birth and death rates are higher in developing nations than developed nations. It is typical to find a developing nation with a young population, meaning that there are many more young people then older people. This results from a high birth rate, but also shorter life expectancy. ...

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In this solution I investigate the four factors affecting growth rate: birth rate, death rate, immigration, and emmigration. I discuss how these factors are influenced by socioeconomics, culture, and natural resources in both developed and developing countries.

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