Population and Economic Consequence

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Lagos: Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC)

Introduction; World population changes through history; Fertility and mortality trends; Population changes and human welfare; Age structure and welfare; Rural/Urban migration and population distribution; Social consequences of rapid population growth; Education requirements; Health requirements; Pressure on other social services; Population growth are capital formation; Population growth and employment generation; Population growth and food demand; Problems of increasing food supply; World food supply and Its distribution; Need for Public Policies; Conclusion; References

The need for population education in the country is as pronounced in 1985 as it was in 1983 when the Federal Government endorsed the implementation of the Population Education Programme for Nigeria, in view of the precarious state of the economy, the continuing food deficit situation, the increasing demand on national income for servicing external debts, the ever expanding school population, and the unprecedented rate of unemployment, among other problems, many Nigerians have begun to focus attention on the problems of population in general and family size in particular.