>5 REASONS WHY THE WORLD IS NOT OVERPOPULATED BASED ON Average Growth Rate

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5 REASONS WHY THE WORLD IS NOT OVERPOPULATED BASED ON AGR

 

1.     The average growth rate (AGR) is how much a country is growing in terms of population.  Populations increase as people are born and decrease as people die or emigrate. 

2.    A positive growth rate means there are more births than deaths.  A zero pop’n growth means for every death, there’s a birth.  This is the goal of demographics.  A negative growth rate means for every death, there’s no birth.

3.    Countries with negative growth rates are Japan & Germany (both -.1), based on UNFPA stats (United Nations Population Fund State of the World Population 2009). 

4.    The U.S. has an AGR of 1% only because of migrants from Mexico and Latin America, so it’s artificial.

5.    National Statistics Office (NSO) 2007 stats said that from 1990-2000, the Philippines had an AGR of 2.34%.  From 2000-2007, this went down to 2.04%.  Then DOH Secretary Cabral in February 2010, said it was still 2.04% , even though UNFPA stats said it was only 1.8 between 2005-2010.  Who do we believe?  In any case, Cabral said we need to bring it down to 1.3 or 1.4%.

 

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