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New Findings in Economics and Demography: Implications for Policies to Reduce Poverty

Nancy Birdsall

in Population Matters

Published in print August 2001 | ISBN: 9780199244072
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191595974 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199244073.003.0014
 New Findings in Economics and Demography: Implications for Policies to Reduce Poverty

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This chapter provides a synthesis of the papers included in this volume. These present new arguments and evidence that high fertility at the economy-wide level makes poverty reduction more difficult and less likely. Concern about population growth in developing countries can be directly linked to concern about the welfare of parents, children, and families. The papers reinforce the need for public support of policies and programs that improve the environment in which the poor make constrained decisions on childbearing.

Keywords: demographic change; fertility; poverty; poor; welfare

Chapter.  3536 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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