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Ch 26: Population Growth & Control in India

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With this overview of population growth and control in India, improve your understanding of poverty, population patterns, and sustainability in this region of the world. Concise but filled with important information, the lessons are designed to help you with homework or test preparation.

Population Growth & Control in India - Chapter Summary

While studying these lessons, you can heighten your understanding of population growth and control in India. By reviewing this chapter, you can obtain information about the impact of resource consumption on population size. These lessons can also help you understand different fertility environments. Upon completion, you should be ready to do the following:

  • Explain how the growth of the human population impacts natural resources
  • Discuss population growth, the environment, and environmental change
  • Describe the influence of poverty on population growth rates
  • Identify differences between natural and controlled fertility environments
  • Recall how India handles population challenges

These lessons can help you quickly grasp the concepts covered. Vocabulary words are highlighted in bold for quick reference and review. A brief quiz is available to test your knowledge of each lesson, and the quizzes can be printed for use as a study tool.

5 Lessons in Chapter 26: Population Growth & Control in India
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Population Size: Impacts on Resource Consumption

1. Population Size: Impacts on Resource Consumption

As the population size increases, the resources needed to sustain the growing population also increase. Understand the impact of population size on resource consumption and discover the ecological footprint levels of different population sizes.

Population Growth, the Environment & Environmental Change

2. Population Growth, the Environment & Environmental Change

Population growth puts increasing demands on the environment due to the consumption of food and natural resources. See the relationship of population growth to environmental change, including some positive impacts of this growth, as well.

Poverty, Carrying Capacity, Population Growth & Sustainability

3. Poverty, Carrying Capacity, Population Growth & Sustainability

Poverty is defined as an economic situation in which a person cannot meet their basic needs due to a lack of financial security. Learn more about poverty and its effects on population growth, carrying capacity, and global sustainability.

Population Patterns in Natural vs. Controlled Fertility Environment

4. Population Patterns in Natural vs. Controlled Fertility Environment

Fertility rates help determine how much a population will grow. Explore population patterns in natural vs. controlled fertility environments. Understand what it means for fertility to be natural, recognize how this compares to controlled fertility, and review how parity affects controlled fertility.

India's Population Trends, Challenges & Outlook

5. India's Population Trends, Challenges & Outlook

India is one of the biggest democracies in the world, but this comes at a cost. Study India's population trends, challenges and outlook in terms of growth rate, religious and linguistic tensions, caste and economic divides, and economic emigrations.

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