What are the social effects of overpopulation on the family?

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The ways social impact on overpopulation effects families include:

  • Potential increase of crime due to lack of jobs
  • Lack of access to food (healthy food) due to high rise of food prices in local communities. Many businesses may be tempted to increase their prices because of increase of supply and...

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The ways social impact on overpopulation effects families include:

  • Potential increase of crime due to lack of jobs
  • Lack of access to food (healthy food) due to high rise of food prices in local communities. Many businesses may be tempted to increase their prices because of increase of supply and demand by consumers, especially if a business such as a grocery store, is the only store in a small community with limited public transportation options.
  • Overcrowding in homes that can cause tension and stress among family members.
  • Overcrowding in homes as a result of lack of potential affordable housing.
  • Potential increase in health problems such as diseases due to non or limited medical care because of extensive long waits in health clinics and hospitals. Thus, people will bypass local clinics and go directly to the emergency at the hospitals for quicker medical care.
  • Overcrowding in the cities can cause increase in pollution due to excess automobiles on the roads.
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