Banker to the Poor: The Autobiography of Muhammad Yunus - Chapter 8, Growth and Challenges for the Bank for the Poor, 1984-1990 Summary & Analysis

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Since Bangladesh has a population of 120 million in an area the size of Florida, the nation attracts many people who study population related problems. Yunus feels that even though their population has grown, Bangladesh is better off economically since they have become an independent country. The country is more self-sufficient in feeding its population, which has doubled since the nation gained independence. Yunas feels they should help improve the condition of the people rather than try to limit the growth of the population. Instead of engaging in scare tactics about the size of the population growth, they should emphasize improving life for the lower half of the population.

As women gain equality and their economic and living conditions improve, the birth rate tends to fall...

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