Causes of high population

Causes of high population

  • Causes of high population many include; Early marriages due to inadequate education.
  • Polygamy among young African families.
  • Cultural factors; some cultures see children as a source of wealth and prestige.
  • High fertility rates in women.
  • Idleness in rural areas and some urban areas. This makes some people to view sex as a form of recreation.
  • Absence of family planning.
  • Improved medical services that have reduced death rates and increased birth rates.
  • Ignorance of women who believe that their key role is to produce children.
  • The need to provide cheap family labour in the peasantry life.
  • Unchecked immigration into the country like Uganda.
  • Promiscuous sexual relationships e.g. indiscriminate sexual relationship among men and women.
  • Existence of cheap and abundant food plus accommodation in rural areas.