Essays on The Economic Problems Of Less-Developed Economies Case Study

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Table of contentsExecutive summary……………………………………………………………………3Introduction …………………………………………………………………………. ..4Body of the report……………………………………………………………………. .5Strain on water resources………………………………………… 6Unemployment…………………………………………………. ... 8Education………………………………………………………. . 10Health…………………………………………………………… 11Land use………………………………………………………. .... 12Poverty ………………………………………………………. .…15Summary and Conclusions……………………………………………………. .……17 References……………………………………………………………………. ..……. 19List of tables and figures Graph 1: comparison of renewable fresh water availability…………………………. .….. 7Graph 2: Kenya’s population projections…………………………………………. .……10Figure 1a: Part of Marmanet Forest before destruction………………………………. .... 15Figure 1b: Part of Marmanet forest after destruction………………………………. ..…. .15 Executive summary The introduction gives an overview of the status of less developed economies and then proceeds to mention some of these nations and their distribution throughout the world. The paper further presents a detailed explanation of effects rapid population growth on the economic development of less developed economies.

Some of the impacts of overpopulation include health problems, poverty, land use issues, poor education standards and low living standards. An emphasis is placed on these factors and how they create grave economic problems in different countries. Through the use of pictures and graphs, the impact of some of the factors can be observed clearly. Finally, a summary of the impacts of overpopulation in less developed economies is given, and emphasis is given on the most prominent ones.

The conclusion offers some solutions that may be applied in the less developed economies so as to eradicate the challenges create by rapid population growth. The main strategy given is curbing population growth through family planning education on the use of birth control methods. The conclusion further to sums up what has been discussed entirely with recommendations that could assist in setting strategies that could reduce tremendous impacts of overpopulation on less developed economies in the world. Introduction Countries which are considered to be less developed are characterized by low socioeconomic development. Human development index is lower as compared to other countries in the world1.

According to the United Nations policies of 1960s, less developed economies are arrived at through three major criteria. Firstly, a low income nation which portrays per capita less than 1000 USD for consecutive three years is a less developed economy. Also, nations with weak human resource characteristics in regards to health, education and literacy levels make up the less developed economies in the world. Finally, the UN classifies a country with economic vulnerability as a less developed economy.

Such nations are characterized by unstable agricultural production, low export operations and inability to deal with natural disasters. (UN World Population Report, 2001). The less developed economies include poor nations in the world which have started improving, and establishing their industrial base although they have not achieved standard growth in their level of production and earnings. Such economies are often referred to as underdeveloped. Many of such nations face frequent economic challenges since they have large populations which are ever mounting. Also, grave difficulties are observed in high unemployment levels, social evils and poverty escalation.

(Croitoru and Sarraf, 2010). The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development identifies less developed countries to include: all African nations in exception of South Africa, countries in the Middle East, all Latin America countries in exception of Cuba and some nations in Asia. Most of the identified nations rely on foreign aid due to multifarious economic problems (Malthus, 1965).

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