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The Great Population Spike and After: Reflections on the 21st Century

W. W. Rostow


Midway through the eighteenth century, the rate of growth for the world's population was roughly at zero. Immediately after World War II, it was just above 2 percent. Ever since, it has fallen steadily. This new book, the latest offering from a distinguished expert on international economics, tells readers what this stagnation or fall in population will mean--economically, politically, and historically--for the nations of the world. W. W. Rostow not only traces the whole global arc of this "great population spike"--he looks far beyond it. What he sees will interest anyone curious about what is ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780195116915
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195116915.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

W. W. Rostow, author