# Sociology

What is the effect of industrialization on population growth rates?
A. It decreases growth rates
B. It stabilizes growth rates
C. It increases growth rates
D. There is no correlation between industrialization and growth rates

My text says that industrialization decreases birth rates, but it discusses a graph in which the population grows after industrialization. Does this mean the answer is C. it increases growth rates? Thanks

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1. Yes the answer is C.

The reason is because as a society becomes more industrialized it also creates a surplus in food. Since there is a surplus in food the population also grows. So the more industrialized the society, the more its population grows.

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