Will saving poor children lead to overpopulation?

Short answer - No. The opposite.

ABOUT THIS VIDEO

In this short video Professor Hans Rosling shows that people living in poverty have many children. The poor families suffer from high child mortality, and the largest population growth occurs where people are poor. Parents in richer communities expect their children to survive, which is one of the reasons they decide to have fewer babies.

Saving poor children is an important factor in ending both poverty and population growth. The death of children is not holding back population growth. It is one of the reason poor people still have many children.

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United Nations World Population Prospects 2012

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