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Title: The Relationship Between Population Growth And Environmental Quality in Zimbabwe: time series analysis (1985-2020)
Authors: Manzote Emiriya
Everjoy Muchimwe
Forgiveness Mutanga
Midlands State University
Midlands State University
Midlands State University
Keywords: Population growth
Environmental quality
Carbon dioxide emissions
Time series
Issue Date: Jun-2022
Abstract: There is a growing belief that so much man-made pollution has deteriorated the quality of the environment. Therefore, it is on the strength of this assertion that this research examines the relationship between population growth and environmental quality in Zimbabwe using the Ordinary Least Squares model (OLS). Using carbon dioxide emission (CO2) as proxy for environmental quality and time series data extracted from the 2020 version of the World Development Indicators for the period 1985 to 2020, the study reveals a negative and significant effect of population growth on environmental quality. The researcher recommends effective family planning programmes, investing towards the education of girl child, developing growth points in rural areas in order to control overall population growth.
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