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Population MattersDemographic Change, Economic Growth, and Poverty in the Developing World$
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Nancy Birdsall, Allen C. Kelley, and Steven Sinding

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780199244072

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199244073.001.0001

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How and Why Population Matters: New Findings, New Issues

How and Why Population Matters: New Findings, New Issues

(p.3) 1 How and Why Population Matters: New Findings, New Issues
Population Matters

Nancy Birdsall (Contributor Webpage)

Steven W. Sinding

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion on the effects of demographic change on economic growth in developing countries. It draws on the studies included in this volume to illustrate the specific effects of demographic change: economic revisionism, population growth, fertility, poverty, family, and the use of natural resources. Finally, policy implications are discussed.

Keywords:   demographic change, economic growth, poverty, developing countries, economic revisionism, population growth, natural resource use

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