Top 20 thought provoking effects of over population


Some of the underdeveloped and developing countries face the problem of over population. Too many mouths to feed and less natural resources on hand can have a devastating effect on the economy. Countries like India and China have large population. In India, population growth has been on a higher scale than what the country’s economy can handle.

The prosperity of a nation depends upon the standard of living of its people. Developed countries, such as the US with less population provide a better standard of living for their people. The Americans have good food to eat, enjoy a luxurious living as compared to the people belonging to South-East Asia. What are the disadvantages of over population one may ask?

Disadvantages of over population

  1. More mouths to feed.
  2. Lower standard of living.
  3. Poverty.
  4. Overcrowded cities.
  5. Sickness and spreading of diseases.
  6. Insufficient natural resources to provide adequate goods and services.
  7. Inadequate facilities, such as housing, medical etc.
  8. Problem of starvation and malnourished population.
  9. Education facilities may not meet the requirements of the entire population.
  10. Unemployment.
  11. Higher crime rate due to unequal distribution of wealth and insufficient financial resources.
  12. Environmental pollution. Trees are felled to make space for housing facilities.
  13. Agricultural production is insufficient to meet the requirements of the entire population, which results in higher prices.
  14. Money is diverted to ensure that the population is fed, rather then carrying out fundamental research.
  15. Lower life expectancy.
  16. People living in rural areas are not provided with employment opportunities.
  17. Large number of people lives in unhygienic conditions.
  18. Birth rate is high.
  19. Due to lack of proper medical facilities death is also very high. People succumb to various diseases.
  20. Child labor is common. To sustain themselves families force their children to work, rather than send them to school.

Overpopulation is a curse to the society’s overall growth. Several countries facing this problem are trying to control their population growth. India, for example, has been introducing family planning programs to curtail the growth of its population.



  1. Utter nonsense. It’s sad that in this day and age where we have almost free access to information, people still write and believe tripe such as this.

  2. metyu…
    this is not utter nonsense…it’s true….if u think this is crap then u might be living in a dreamworld which is not in developing countries….check out 4 your self how true this is…it’s sad that people like u refuse 2 believe the truth and have the guts to call world problems shit….

    • student 2011 on

      I didn’t even realize some people don’t believe how messed up our world is still in this day and age. we are still a young planet and we are still growing maybe one day we will be perfect

  3. exactly what is tripe to you? most of this is a great possibilty in our growing world. with this we can atleast be aware of the situation when it arises.

  4. i have to do a speech about china’s overpopulation and if it is a good idea for america to do the same. i find this information very useful, thanks

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