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Will saving poor children lead to overpopulation?

4 minutes

Why saving the world’s poorest children helps curb global population growth

The world’s population is roughly seven billion, and the United Nations projects the figure will reach 11 billion by the end of the century. Most experts agree that curbing population growth is key to establishing a more peaceful and flourishing world in this century and beyond. Counterintuitive as it may seem, saving the world’s poorest children is essential to keeping population in check.

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