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Overpopulation: Solutions to Overpopulation - Buzzle
Before 1980 Algeria lacked an official birth control program, in contrast to other Arab countries, nearly all of which had some kind of family planning program or a policy of limiting population. To a large extent, this situation reflected the conviction that Algeria was not overpopulated, given the vast empty expanse of the Sahara and the High Plateaus and the scattered population clusters even in the Tell. There was also a desire to make up the alleged 1.5 million population loss in the War of Independence and the conviction of many parents that their well-being lay in producing as many children as possible, a common view held by peasants. Despite an employment problem arising from overpopulation, Boumediene favored economic growth over birth control as the solution to overpopulation and unemployment. His policy received the blessing of the Islamic religious establishment.
World Population Growth - Solutions to Overpopulation
Overpopulation won't be decreased by better medical care, providing food to the starving, and curing diseases. Those things mean all of the babies that are born will survive and the population will increase even more. I'm NOT saying we shouldn't do those things, just pointing out a fact. The only solution to overpopulation is a decrease in the number of babies being born and I certainly don't want the government supervising that. But what happens when the number of children decrease? It's been seen in some areas of certain countries. The average age of the population gets older and there is no one young enough to be working and paying taxes etc which means the retired people can't get their benefits and you're back to starving people even though you have a smaller population. I'm not sure where the middle ground is, but that's what we need to find.