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    just looked at the population of India and from 450 millions in 1961 the population became around 1.1 billions in 2010(1100 millison).
    This oustanding growth in population, all of this is from natural birth or that India occupied territories?

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    Natural birth, India has fought a couple wars against Pakistan, but no territory has really changed hands.

    Edit: Although, I'd say the high population growth is due to introduction of better standards of living and medical care during that period.


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    indian's never plan and when they feel they give birth to babies so..
    i can say this since i m an indian
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    Indians are like everybody else in the world. Give all of them good education including appropriate sex education and allow women access to free, or at least affordable, contraception and the birthrate drops like a stone.

    First watch this. Hans Rosling: Religions and babies | Video on TED.com

    Then go to the Gapminder site. Gapminder: Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view. for the introduction and to Data and look around for statistics on India's birthrate, infant and maternal mortality, life expectancy and any other facts and figures you like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adelady View Post
    Indians are like everybody else in the world. Give all of them good education including appropriate sex education and allow women access to free, or at least affordable, contraception and the birthrate drops like a stone.

    First watch this. Hans Rosling: Religions and babies | Video on TED.com

    Then go to the Gapminder site. Gapminder: Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view. for the introduction and to Data and look around for statistics on India's birthrate, infant and maternal mortality, life expectancy and any other facts and figures you like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by i_feel_tiredsleepy View Post
    Natural birth, India has fought a couple wars against Pakistan, but no territory has really changed hands.

    Edit: Although, I'd say the high population growth is due to introduction of better standards of living and medical care during that period.

    I know this is an old post, but really want to respond to it. I think tiredsleepy just articulated perfectly the problem of giving a group of people technology without the education to go with it.

    Give uneducated people good health care, and you're asking for a population explosion. Take away the healthcare, and the population regulates itself. Give them education first, before lending them the technology, and maybe you get a first world country.
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    Give uneducated people good health care, and you're asking for a population explosion.
    Only if your definition of "good health care" excludes "good sexual health" care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kojax View Post
    Give uneducated people good health care, and you're asking for a population explosion. Take away the healthcare, and the population regulates itself. Give them education first, before lending them the technology, and maybe you get a first world country.
    I imagine you also think eugenics is a good idea.
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    [QUOTE=i_feel_tiredsleepy;222275
    Give uneducated people good health care, and you're asking for a population explosion. Take away the healthcare, and the population regulates itself. Give them education first, before lending them the technology, and maybe you get a first world country.[/QUOTE]
    You are right there kojax. Indian culture is yet to mature. The political parties do realise that the situation is grave, but no one wants to loose votes. According to study made by International Institute of Population Sciences the Indian population is going to stabilize around 1.65 billion. Till then hope for a better tomorrow.
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    hmm.. so "poor education" lends to birth rates, but not simply being a poor country

    And the US' birthrate has only slowed based on affluence and/or changing moral norms, this is sociological fact established long ago.
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    so "poor education" lends to birth rates, but not simply being a poor country
    There's no reason why a poor country shouldn't reduce its birthrate.

    Most people here have seen this, but it's worth a re-run. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezVk1ahRF78

    And the US' birthrate has only slowed based on affluence and/or changing moral norms, this is sociological fact established long ago.
    That's basically the way the history of most of the advanced industrial economies has gone. But there's no good reason to presume that that's the only way to reduce birthrates. Watch out for Mexico and Bangladesh in the video. Neither of those countries is anything like the US or Europe or Canada/ Australia/ NZ - but their birthrates have dropped like a stone in the last few decades.
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    True, but then the OP is being stupid by not accounting for all aspects of the issue.
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    True, but then the OP is being stupid by not accounting for all aspects of the issue.
    The OP wasn't a dissertation. It didn't even pretend to be well-informed or well-argued. It was simply a question based on limited knowledge/understanding.

    We wouldn't have too many members here if we expected everybody to be fully informed and up to date with everything before they even got started.

    And it would be pretty boring as well.
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    er.. i was just voicing my own opinion on his or her piece. lol..
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