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what are the economic impacts of rapid population growth?
there arent enough jobs for the increased population so unemployment increases. there's increased poverty because more people are born into families that are already poor.
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what are the political impacts of rapid population growth?
most of the population is made up of young people so the main policies are focused on the young e.g. education. there are fewer older people so they dont focus on policies like pensions. they have to make policies to bring population under control.
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strategies to control rapid population growth?
birth control programs-aim to reduce birth rate and some have laws to how many children couples can have. immigration laws-control people moving to a country to live there permanently
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economic impacts of an aging population?
taxes would need to go up because there are more pensions to pay for, and older people need more healthcare. the economy of the country would grow more slowly - less money is being spent on thing that help the economy to grow
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Social impacts of an aging population?
healthcare services are stretched more. people will need to work longer to pay for older family members. people may have fewer children because they cant afford lots of children when theyre paying for the older relatives and pension will decrease.
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strategies to cope with an ageing population?
encouraging larger families, encouraging the immigration of young people, raising the retirement age and raising taxes for the working population.
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immigration?
when people move into an area
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emigration?
when people leave an area
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positive impacts on source country (where they came from)?
reduced demand on services and money is sent back to the source country by emigrants.
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negative impacts on source country (where they came from)?
labour shortage, skills shortage and ageing population
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positive impacts on receiving country( where theyre going to)?
increased labour force - young people immigrate to find work. migrant workers pay taxes that help fund services.
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negative impacts on receiving country (where theyre going to)?
locals and immigrants compete for jobs. increased demand for services and not all the money earnt by immigrants is spent in the destination country.
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most of the population is made up of young people so the main policies are focused on the young e.g. education. there are fewer older people so they dont focus on policies like pensions. they have to make policies to bring population under control.

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