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
     
 

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:
9783642082351
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
12/06/2010
Series:
Population Economics Series
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1996
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
0.77(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.14(d)

Table of Contents

Editors’ Introduction.- Toward a Cure for the Myopia and Tunnel Vision of the Population Debate: A Dose of Historical Perspective.- Fertility and Maternal and Child Health.- The Consequences of Rapid Population Growth on Human Resource Development: The Case of Education.- Population Growth, Environmental Change and Technical Innovation: Implications For Sustainable Growth in Agricultural Production.- Population, Housing, and the Economy.- Population Growth and Poverty.- An Inquiry into Population, Resources and Environment.- Evaluating the Impact of Family Planning Programmes.- Population Programs and Human Rights.

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