Population Matters: Demographic Change, Economic Growth, and Poverty in the Developing World

Population Matters: Demographic Change, Economic Growth, and Poverty in the Developing World

by Nancy Birdsall, Allen C. Kelley, Steven Sinding
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199261865

ISBN-13: 9780199261864

Pub. Date: 07/03/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

"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…  See more details below

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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, the authors offer a nuanced, yet clear and positive answer to these questions—-a refreshing step forward from the ambiguous conclusions of much of the literature of the 1970s and 1980s."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199261864
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/03/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
1How and Why Population Matters: New Findings, New Issues3
2The Population Debate in Historical Perspective: Revisionism Revised24
3Dependency Burdens in the Developing World55
4Economic and Demographic Change: A Synthesis of Models, Findings, and Perspectives67
5Demographic Change, Economic Growth, and Inequality106
6Saving, Wealth, and Population137
7Cumulative Causality, Economic Growth, and the Demographic Transition165
8Population and Poverty in Households: A Review of Reviews201
9Demographic Transition and Poverty: Effects via Economic Growth, Distribution, and Conversion213
10Inequality and the Family in Latin America260
11Demographic Changes and Poverty in Brazil296
12Rural Population Growth, Agricultural Change, and Natural Resource Management in Developing Countries: A Review of Hypotheses and some Evidence from Honduras325
13Why Micro Matters371
14New Findings in Economics and Demography: Implications for Policies to Reduce Poverty411
Index419

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