People in poor countries should have fewer children

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Re: People in poor countries should have fewer children

Post by ArnauEstanyol » Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:09 am

Limit the number of children? Yes. Of course, because it's almost traditional or cultural: in poor countries the large families are normal. But are the large families the cause of the poorness? I think not. At least not the main cause. I think that the main cause of poorness was the savage colonialism and the following dictatorial governments.
European colonialist countries took out raw materials, using as cheap labour to the inhabitants of those countries or directly slavery. Later came the dictatorial governments that causally they enriched the domes of their governors and condemn their people to poverty.
One of the principally wish of these dictators is maintain the ignorance of people to get all the wealth possible including the religious fanaticism.
One example of this is Egypt and Mubarak. This person is one of the richest men of the world while Egyptians are swimming in the poorness. Or the Libyan dictator Gadafi who has properties all over the world.
There are other kind of poor countries as for example countries without natural resources or raw materials. This is another theme.

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Re: People in poor countries should have fewer children

Post by adin » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:55 pm

Totally disagree. It is against the human rights.
Let them decide how many they think they could afford the children. Education must be priority in these countries. It is the government's jobs.

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Re: People in poor countries should have fewer children

Post by sweethuman » Tue May 31, 2011 8:26 am

Well as we all know that everyone loves children and no one wants to spend life without children or family so it cant be baned. Having more children is not a problem if you can give them good education and steerage. On the other side, nowadays are people are seeing the results everyone prefers to have fewer children whether rich countries or poor countries because their education and growth is really a big responsibility. Just bringing kids to world without fulfilling your responsibilities being the parents is harmful both for the parents and the world.

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Re: People in poor countries should have fewer children

Post by nicbase » Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:40 pm

In my piont of view in order to reduce poverty people in poor countries should have fewer children. They should , but it is difficult to plan amount of offspring because people who live in poverty don't have a clue about a contraception, so it;'s hard to have fewer children. I want to add that providing children adequate conditions for instance good education, foood , clothes, and help is expensive so poor people can't do it. It's easier to hold one child than more children. In this situation people spend less money and at the same time work and make money, so they become richer. In fact the brithrate is lower , but it's not a problem , because of overpopulation.

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Re: People in poor countries should have fewer children

Post by Krisi » Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:00 am

TalkingPoint wrote:In order to reduce poverty people in poor countries should have fewer children

What do YOU think?
I have not read the topic yet, but because I find this catchy let me share my personal opinion about this first. :-)

I think solving the employment problem is the only best solution. Creating more jobs is the best solution to having a lot of children too.

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Re: People in poor countries should have fewer children

Post by Adifanstal » Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:42 am

I think ib teh most part of cases - answer is yes. I have heard many examples of African families with eight or more children, but they are very very poor. I think it's a option to reduce poority in second world countries

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Re: People in poor countries should have fewer children

Post by natalianowak » Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:45 pm

I suppose, that this way would reduce poverty in poor countries. Big family associate with big cost. And when family is smaller, maintenance easier. For example in Africa we see many big family, and we also see huge poverty on the continent. But on the other hand we shouldn't prohibit to have children, because decision connects with children is individual business.

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Re: People in poor countries should have fewer children

Post by OlaaMej » Sun Jun 14, 2015 5:47 pm

People in poor countries are a lot of kids to get money for each of them and they still are not able to provide them with living conditions. On the other hand, if they had fewer children or none at all , the population in these countries would go down significantly . It's really difficult to make a decision without violating human rights or allowing not guilty children to live in poverty. :(

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Re: People in poor countries should have fewer children

Post by annmadej » Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:15 pm

i think that this could stop the poverty in poor countries because in poor countries level of demographic growth is very high, and people there don't have possibility to provide good life level for children and all nations.

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Re: People in poor countries should have fewer children

Post by klamolga » Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:48 pm

It depends from the situation. Children may provide a cheap source of workforce what helps in developing countries. Sometimes eliminating poverty.‏

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