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At the turn of the year 2000, the world was adding about __ million people per year, and at least 90% of this growth happening in the LDCs.



Even so, ____ ____ - with its widespread improvement in living standards, improved education and opportunities for women, incentives for smaller families, and the establishment of national social security systems - has not kept pace in the poorest LDCs. Cultural and religious norms favoring large families are still powerful.

economic development


Often economic growth has been literally "____ ___" by exploding populations.

eaten up


In LDCs both rural and urban populations are ____ ____, pressures on natural resources are increasing and economic and technical resources are often overwhelmed as local and national governments try to provide employment for increasing labor forces and infrastructure for expanding cities, like electricity, clean water, and waste disposal.

growing rapidly