demographic strain


demographic strain
   too many people
   Demography is the study of population statistics, but this phrase does not mean that your eyes ache from reading too many censuses. It is taboo, as well as being simplistic and offensive, to suggest that poor countries face starvation because ignorant people breed too fast and medical science allows too many to survive.

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