Why the Difference?

From: toni
Subject: a "population" question>

The population in poor countries is growing faster than in rich countries. Why is this?


Good question, Toni, but could I have your permission to rephrase it:

Why is population declining in rich countries while it grows (albeit at ever slower rates) in poorer countries?

Fr. Phil Bloom


Some Helpful Resources:

Population Reference Bureau "providing timely and objective information on population"

Brian Carnell: Frequently Asked Questions about Overpopulation

Population Research Institute offers an in-depth study of these questions