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How and Why Population Matters: New Findings, New Issues

Nancy Birdsall and Steven W. Sinding

in Population Matters

Published in print August 2001 | ISBN: 9780199244072
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191595974 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199244073.003.0001
 How and Why Population Matters: New Findings, New Issues

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This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion on the effects of demographic change on economic growth in developing countries. It draws on the studies included in this volume to illustrate the specific effects of demographic change: economic revisionism, population growth, fertility, poverty, family, and the use of natural resources. Finally, policy implications are discussed.

Keywords: demographic change; economic growth; poverty; developing countries; economic revisionism; population growth; natural resource use

Chapter.  10586 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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