Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
so far it seems that education and access to birth control does a pretty good job of population control. Studies show that the more educated a society is as a whole the less children they tend to have.
Is that a good thing?
in poor countries where their populations are expected to at least double within the next 50 years and people struggle with basic needs already, yes
You are looking it at completely backwards, from the generally condescending perspective of Western governments and NGO think-tanks. The reality is that population is a BLESSING for the developing world, not a hindrance. Much of the developing world have a majority population of youth and young adults, that means they have bright potential for the future. Population is a benefit, not a hindrance. These are potentially booming and bustling populations, not cesspools of decaying life. The Devil wants us to believe life is a burden, most people know and understand differently. Is it a mere coincidence that poor communities have and personally value larger families, where as more affluent communities tend to spurn children as burdensome? Poor people are rooted in life, rich people are rooted in fantasy. Reality trumps fantasy or ideology. That being said, the future of the world is quite bright and optimistic precisely because developing nations are continuing to grow, and yes thrive! Poverty is a myth. Yes, people are really poor, true, but how we in the developed world tend to demean and degrade the lives of poor people simply because they don't demographically fit into our own contemporary life-styles is embarrassingly naive. Poor people are often MORE happy than rich people. Large families often do better in the long-run than smaller ones, and a growing population of young people is the promise of a better future, where as declining numbers and increasing ratios of elderly populations is the sure since of stagnation and inevitable decline
Overpopulation is again, a myth, and one which is often veiled in classism and racism too..