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Hi wendi and greetings to everyone,|
I believe I know the exact problem of population explosion like China's: the people are having too much time.
There are many factors affecting population growth. Culture is one thing. Many people said before the one-child policy, couples who have girls tend to keep giving birth until they get a baby boy. But I think the rural areas are not subjected to such policy.
Medical advancement, improving hygiene and better food nutritions also played important parts in preventing loss of lives and prolonging lifespan.
However, there is one particular factor which I've noticed for a long time which holds true in most countries: time.
To illustrate my point, I'd explain what's happening in advanced society. Advanced countries in Europe, Singapore and the United States are experiencing population decline. If you notice carefully, this pattern also occurs in advanced community like the Chinese in third world countries like Malaysia.
I firmly believe that the more advanced we are, the lesser the time we have for other people and even for our family. When we are more well-off, we have more opportunities. When we have more opportunities, we become hopeful of our future. We'll pursue our interests or indulge in our passions. As a result, we don't even have enough time for ourself much less for others.
Therefore, most couples in this kind of situation are spending more time to achieve their dream and targets.
The people in poor society don't have much hope for their future. With plenty of time to spend, they're more close to people around them, especially their spouse. So, with more interaction, better understanding and love, couples make more babies.
I may be wrong. Therefore, I'm keen to hear from differing and even opposing views.
[ Last edited by admchengho at 2007-2-9 09:12 AM ]