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Population matters : demographic change, economic growth, and poverty in the developing world

Author: Nancy Birdsall; Allen C Kelley; Steven W Sinding
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Does rapid population growth diminish countries' economic development prospects? Do policies aimed at reducing high fertility help families escape poverty? These questions have been at the heart of policy debates since the time of Malthus, and have been particularly heated during the last half-century of explosive Third World population growth. In this carefully constructed collection of recent studies and analyses,  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Birdsall; Allen C Kelley; Steven W Sinding
ISBN: 0199244073 9780199244072
OCLC Number: 46785340
Description: xvi, 440 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: How and why population matters : new findings, new issues / Nancy Birdsall and Steven W. Sinding --
The population debate in historical perspective : revisionism revised / Allen C. Kelley --
Dependency burdens in the developing world / John Bongaarts --
Economic and demographic change : a synthesis of models, findings, and perspectives / Allen C. Kelley and Robert M. Schmidt --
Demographic change, economic growth, and inequality / Jeffrey G. Williamson --
Saving, wealth, and population / Ronald D. Lee, Andrew Mason, and Tim Miller --
Cumulative causality, economic growth, and the demographic transition / David Bloom and David Canning --
Population and poverty in households : a review of reviews / Thomas Merrick --
Demographic transition and poverty : effects via economic growth, distribution, and conversion / Robert Eastwood and Michael Lipton --
Inequality and the family in Latin America / Ricardo Hausmann and Miguel Székely --
Demographic changes and poverty in Brazil / Ricardo Paes de Barros [and others] --
Rural population growth, agricultural change, and natural resource management in developing countries : a review of hypotheses and some evidence from Honduras / John Pender --
Why micro matters / Jere R. Behrman --
New findings in economics and demography : implications for policies to reduce poverty / Nancy Birdsall.
Other Titles: Demographic change, economic growth, and poverty in the developing world
Responsibility: edited by Nancy Birdsall, Allen C. Kelley, Steve Sinding.
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Does rapid population growth diminish countries' economic development prospects? Do policies aimed at reducing high fertility help families escape poverty? These questions have been at the heart of  Read more...

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Provides a very valuable discussion, with detailed references, of the knotty methodological issues inherent in the demography-development debate. . . . Anyone concerned with how population change Read more...

 
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