• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Factors of population growth in Developing and Developed Countries

Extracts from this document...


ECONS ESSAY M/J/07 6. a) The rate of growth of population can be said to be faster in developing countries or developed countries, depending on several factors. Developing countries have high birth rates due to high fertility rates, which lead to a greater population growth. Furthermore, lack of contraception also leads to high birth rates. However, developed countries have low birth rates due to low fertility rates and the fact that contraception is readily available. ...read more.


However, in developing countries the opportunity for education is not as readily available to all citizens. Those who live in the city have many opportunities for education but usually, those who live in rural areas are not given the same opportunities. Hence, there will most likely be people who marry young and have many children due to the lack of opportunities to further their studies. Furthermore, developed countries usually have better health policies than developing countries. Therefore, those who live in developed countries will probably be more aware of the importance of health. ...read more.


Thus they will most likely have higher death rates due to diseases. Apart from that, developed countries will most likely have high immigration rates due to the better standards of living and the increased job opportunities when compared to developing countries. Hence, developing countries may have a higher migration rate. However, developing countries may also have high immigration rates because of increase in job opportunities as the countries are developing. Therefore, overall it seems that developing countries have higher population growth due to their high birth rate, lower opportunity for education, high death rate due to lack of proper healthcare and high immigration rates due to job opportunities. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Human Geography section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Human Geography essays

  1. Modern Living.

    that had been used for a number of years as a chicken factory. The mill had two latter additions to its structure, one on either side. These buildings still remain and have been joined together to form the present light industrial units.

  2. Case Studies - Population, Settlement, Industry and Environment

    * Little emperor syndrome-single children have become spoilt as all the money has been focused on one child * 113 men for every 100 women-gender imbalance Singapore-Pro-natalist policies Causes * Had a growth rate of 4.4% in 1950s and a peak birth rate of 42.7/1000 in 1957.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work