EFFECT OF RAPID POPULATION GROWTH ON THE ECONOMY: A CASE STUDY OF OKITIPUPA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA. A RESEARCH PROJECT MATERIAL ON ECONOMICS
The study was carried out to survey the effects of population in Ondo State a case study of Okitipupa Central. The sample consists of 26 area in Okitipupa Central. A questionnaire was constructed based on the crave for the percentage of increase yearly. The effect of grow on Nigeria economy in particular, Okitipupa central the percentage of parents that have more than four children, if a family planning centre can be built to reduce the population growth, the enlightenment, government intervention to the increase growth as well as the peoples move or reaction to the increasing population. The major findings include; the population of Okitipupa Local Government Area. the percentage of parent having four children is low family planning centre can help to reduce the increasing population. Enlightenment of the people through professional counsellors will reduce the population. The governments are doing something about the increasing population. Based on the above findings the researcher recommended that there should be an effective guidance and counselling programmes for parents and the parents should also educate their children on sex education.
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
The world is in the midst of demographic explosion and unless the trend is arrested mankind is heading towards catastrophe, many people believed that it is a law of nature that all population at all time tend to go on expanding until they reach the limits of substance. Population traps as predicted by Rev. Thomas R. Malthus in 1789 states that man is heading towards self-destruction and also in 1998 according to Malthus in regard to the increase in population growth he argues that human being like plants and animals are forced to increase their population by the urge to reproduce. If there are no constraints on this propensity to reproduce human being will continue to increase their species.
It is a universal fact that the most valuable asset of a nation is her population of only adequate policies are formulated to improve the quality of life of the people and their potentials harnesses towards sustainable national growth and development. The chapter is an attempt to show that rapid growth in population has an adverse effect on Nigeria economy a case study of Okitipupa Local Government.
1.2 STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
The statement of this problem are as follows;
- What are the possible solution to rapid population growth?
- What are the effects of rapid population growth on an economy?
- What are the government of Nigeria doing about the problem?