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demographic transition

Edited by John Black, Nigar Hashimzade and Gareth Myles

in A Dictionary of Economics

Fourth edition

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199696321
Published online May 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191759130
demographic transition

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The reversal of the relationship between income per capita and population growth in an economy from positive to negative in the process of economic development, primarily due to the combination of declining birth and mortality rates and accelerating technological progress....

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Subjects: Economics

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