Thursday, May 26, 2011

Population, Poverty, & GDP Growth

A reply I made on the issue of Overpopulation:

Poverty and hunger is not caused nor aggravated by overpopulation, but by the wrong economic policies, poor governance and systemic corruption. Numerous economic studies have shown that there is no correlation between population, the incidence of poverty and GDP growth
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    • Me The only time (over?)population becomes a problem is when the government can't support their constituents because of "poor governance and systemic corruption".

      Overpopulation is a very subjective matter. But, I guess in the context of the Philippines, there really is an "over"-population, because of corruption. Would we ever consider it as "over"-population if in the first place we could support our own families?

      As it stands, "over"population, when it could have simply been "population at a certain objective number", becomes pointed fingers at as a (or THE) root cause of poverty, and not corruption.

      Come to think of it, the root of a big proportion of our population being poor is only a result of corruption. What we are now doing is giving bandaid solutions, instead of eliminating the cause of these wounds. Yes, the symptoms can be patched, but the root cause will still cause more of them in the long run.

      Lastly, as you have stated something about the correlation of population, poverty, and GDP growth, I think that is correct. Just because a nation has a big population, does not mean that it will make them poor. There is a different variable that we must look into and consider for poverty, and GDP growth, not population.

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