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UNIT III

IMPACT OF POPULATION
GROWTH ON SOCIAL AND
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS

Dr. Nisanth.P.M, Assistant Professor, Dept of Education, RGU


IMPACT ON SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

• People must be physically, socially and


mentally healthy for the development of the
nation

• Development of a nation depends upon the


health conditions of the manpower

• Rapid population growth adversely effect the


availability of health services and families

Dr. Nisanth.P.M, Assistant Professor, Dept of Education, RGU


IMPACT ON SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

• Skilled and specialised man power

• Brings changes in social values and beliefs,


cultural behaviour, traditions and customs of
the society

• Unemployment and financial problems

• Unemployment increases because man power


increases with the increase in population
Dr. Nisanth.P.M, Assistant Professor, Dept of Education, RGU
IMPACT ON SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

• Population explosion- unemployment,


poverty and low economic development

• Social development determined by better


healthcare facilities, education, high literacy
rate, improvement in the standard of living

Dr. Nisanth.P.M, Assistant Professor, Dept of Education, RGU


CAUSES OF POPULATION GROWTH

• Improvement in transport facilities to reach


medical and health care

Dr. Nisanth.P.M, Assistant Professor, Dept of Education, RGU


CAUSES OF POPULATION GROWTH

• Child marriage and early marriage

Dr. Nisanth.P.M, Assistant Professor, Dept of Education, RGU


CAUSES OF POPULATION GROWTH

• Lack of family planning measures

Dr. Nisanth.P.M, Assistant Professor, Dept of Education, RGU


CAUSES OF POPULATION GROWTH

• Illiteracy

Dr. Nisanth.P.M, Assistant Professor, Dept of Education, RGU


CONSEQUENCES OF POPULATION GROWTH

• Heavy pressure on land


• Food shortage
• Housing problems
• Unemployment

• Law and order problems


• Lowerstandard of living lack of natural
resources
Dr. Nisanth.P.M, Assistant Professor, Dept of Education, RGU
SUGGESTIONS TO LOWER POPULATION GROWTH

• Emphasis on female literacy


• Adoption of family planning measures
• Educating people through mass media
• Improvement in the quality of health and family
welfare services
• Empowering women as decision makers
• Co-ordination
between states and centres for the
implementation of the population control policies

Dr. Nisanth.P.M, Assistant Professor, Dept of Education, RGU