Is Low Birth Rate a Bad Thing ? Essay

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| Is Low Birthrate such a bad thing? | Is it a double edged sword? | Samantha De Larra 5/5/2014 | When you look at the world it is easy to notice the rampant overpopulation that is spreading through this world like a disease. However when you look at a country like Hong Kong, which has the lowest birth rate in the world, which may come as a surprise to some people. It already has made a very sustainable economy. But in its own way is a problem. Their economy is based on how well the world is doing. 80 percent of the economy is based upon trade through the waterways around this country. The country itself cannot sustain its own economy without the help of the rest of the world. So the low birth rate in this country is a really big problem if the water trade shuts down. With only 7.42 births per 1000 people, the population is still too big for this small country. Especially when its death rate is 6.93 deaths per 1000 people, and even more so when it’s entire population is urbanized? So why would the country want to make and enforce policies to increase its population, Granted they could make policies where the more children you have or adopt, the more tax breaks you get. Or the more money you receive when applying for benefits such as retirement or social security. Or the more children you have or adopt, the more you will receive in wages. If they were to try that in order to increase their countries wealth, would it be worth it is the question. With most of this country's wealth coming from international trade and finance where would all of the new children born or adopted find jobs that would be able to accommodate the large families that the country would have? Especially when most of the wealth comes from having no tariffs on imported goods, and it levies excise duties on only four commodities, whether imported or produced locally: hard

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