The Impact of Population Growth on Well-being in Developing Countries / Edition 1

The Impact of Population Growth on Well-being in Developing Countries / Edition 1

by Dennis A. Ahlburg
     
 

ISBN-10: 3540607099

ISBN-13: 9783540607090

Pub. Date: 03/18/1996

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

This book evaluates the evidence on the impacts of population growth on well-being in developing countries and concludes that slowing population growth from high current levels, especially in poor, agrarian societies facing pressure on land and resources, is advantageous to economic development, health, food availablitiy, housing, poverty, the environment, and

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This book evaluates the evidence on the impacts of population growth on well-being in developing countries and concludes that slowing population growth from high current levels, especially in poor, agrarian societies facing pressure on land and resources, is advantageous to economic development, health, food availablitiy, housing, poverty, the environment, and possibly education. It also concludes that while other economic and social policies may affect one or a few of these components of well-being more directly, few, if any, are likely to have the breadth of impact of family planning programmes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540607090
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
03/18/1996
Series:
Population Economics Series
Edition description:
1996
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Editors' Introduction1
Toward a Cure for the Myopia and Tunnel Vision of the Population Debate: A Dose of Historical Perspective11
Fertility and Maternal and Child Health37
The Consequences of Rapid Population Growth on Human Resource Development: The Case of Education67
Population Growth, Environmental Change and Technical Innovation: Implications For Sustainable Growth in Agricultural Production139
Population, Housing, and the Economy175
Population Growth and Poverty219
An Inquiry into Population, Resources and Environment259
Evaluating the Impact of Family Planning Programmes299
Population Programs and Human Rights337

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