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Youthful Populations
A youthful population means there's a large proportion of young people in the population.

This has social, economic and political effects:

Social
Increased pressure on public services There's a greater demand for services like
schools and childcare


Rapid population growth The large numbers of children grow up and…

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Strategies for improvement
Controlling birth rate Some countries that are overpopulated try
to slow further growth by introducing
policies that limit the number of children
couples can have

E.g. China's one child policy

Limiting the immigration of younger people Limiting the number of immigrants of
reproductive age would mean birth…

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Problems
Pressure on health service Around 6000 women already die each year
in childbirth
When the youthful population reaches
reproductive age the pressure on health
services will be even greater
Health service is also stretched because of
HIV/AIDS
This may spread further when a youthful
population start to have children…

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