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Population Growth and the Constraint of Natural Resources

Yujiro Hayami and Yoshihisa Godo

in Development Economics

Third edition

Published in print February 2005 | ISBN: 9780199272709
Published online October 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602870 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199272700.003.0004
 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: Club of Rome, demographic transition; Malthus; natural resources; population growth; population theory; Ricardo

Chapter.  11227 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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