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Population Growth and the Constraint of Natural Resources

Yujiro Hayami

in Development Economics

Second edition

Published in print February 2001 | ISBN: 9780199243976
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596377 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199243972.003.0004
 Population Growth and the Constraint of Natural Resources

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The causes of ‘population explosion’ in developing economies today are identified in the light of demographic histories in both developed and developing economies in order to make future predictions. Further, the development theories of classical economists such as Malthus and Ricardo to modern theorists, who tried to incorporate population as an endogenous variable in the economic system, are examined.

Keywords: demographic transition; Malthus; natural resources; population growth; population theory; Ricardo

Chapter.  11250 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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