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

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$57.23
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $16.33
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 75%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (10) from $16.33   
  • New (4) from $69.79   
  • Used (6) from $16.33   

Overview

"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."
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Edited by three leading scholars in economic demography (Nancy Birdsall, Allen Kelley, and Steven Sinding), the volume offers an important collection of original essays on the interrelation between demography and economic development...The authors provide excellent coverage of many methodological issues and of recent macroeconomic and microeconomic evidence linking fertility and population dynamics to economic performance. Anyone concerned with how population change affects the development prospects of poor countries will profit from reading the essays." — Jeffrey D. Sachs, Science
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199261864
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/3/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Birdsall is Senior Associate and Director, Economic Reform Project, Global Policy Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Allen C. Kelley is James B. Duke Professor of Economics, Duke University. Steven Sinding is Director, Population Sciences Division, Rockefeller Foundation.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
1 How and Why Population Matters: New Findings, New Issues 3
2 The Population Debate in Historical Perspective: Revisionism Revised 24
3 Dependency Burdens in the Developing World 55
4 Economic and Demographic Change: A Synthesis of Models, Findings, and Perspectives 67
5 Demographic Change, Economic Growth, and Inequality 106
6 Saving, Wealth, and Population 137
7 Cumulative Causality, Economic Growth, and the Demographic Transition 165
8 Population and Poverty in Households: A Review of Reviews 201
9 Demographic Transition and Poverty: Effects via Economic Growth, Distribution, and Conversion 213
10 Inequality and the Family in Latin America 260
11 Demographic Changes and Poverty in Brazil 296
12 Rural Population Growth, Agricultural Change, and Natural Resource Management in Developing Countries: A Review of Hypotheses and some Evidence from Honduras 325
13 Why Micro Matters 371
14 New Findings in Economics and Demography: Implications for Policies to Reduce Poverty 411
Index 419
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)