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Effects Of Over Population In Mexico City

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Effects of over population in Mexico City
There are parts of the world that have an alarming overpopulation rate, one of these locations is
Mexico city which is located in the Federal District, Capital of the Country of Mexico.
Mexico City's enormous population continues to rapidly increase every day. With
approximately 20 million residents; up from 9 million only 20 years ago, Mexico City is
considered the most populous urban center on earth. There are many people in the country of

Mexico who move to Mexico city because they feel that there are better life and employment

opportunities there, however there are also hundreds of people that are born there every year

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Mexico City has many problems at the present

time, and it does not look as if it is going to get much better in the future.


Important negatives caused by such over population in Mexico city is the decreased amount of
space people have. The less space people have to live in, the harder it is for them to get along.
People find themselves competing for space as well as food, water and air! This makes
people’s behavior more hostile in their environment. Mexico city has a high crime rate and
these city civilians are stereotyped as being people with a high lack of respect for others.
Since personal space is reduced, violence is more prevalent in the most highly populated areas.
This behavior is probably due to aggression and anxiety brought on by a lack of personal space.
Overpopulation also leads to poverty, disease and famine as people desperately compete for
jobs, food and shelter. As the earth's population continues to grow, it will be harder to feed
people. Furthermore, Mexico as a whole country contains a majority of catholic religious
believers which means that there is very little use of birth control. This causes for couples to
have large number of children which only adds to the overpopulation dilemma in this city.
Consequently overcrowding also adds to the rate of poverty which essentially...

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