Population Growth and Economic Development:

Population Growth and Economic Development:

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This book addresses nine relevant questions: Will population growth reduce the growth rate of per capita income because it reduces the per capita availability of exhaustible resources? How about for renewable resources? Will population growth aggravate degradation of the natural environment? Does more rapid growth reduce worker output and consumption? Do rapid growth and greater density lead to productivity gains through scale economies and thereby raise per capita income? Will rapid population growth reduce per capita levels of education and health? Will it increase inequality of income distribution? Is it an important source of labor problems and city population absorption? And, finally, do the economic effects of population growth justify government programs to reduce fertility that go beyond the provision of family planning services?very little to do with national health conditions (Corsa and Oakley, 1971; Mosley, 1983). Those health expenditures are usually dominated by urban- based curative services that are often modeled after health systems in developed countries. ... but only that present patterns of expenditure are not such that population growth poses a major threat to success, except, perhaps, in those countries such as Srianbsp;...

Title:Population Growth and Economic Development:
Author: Committee on Population, Working Group on Population Growth and Economic Development, National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Publisher:National Academies Press - 1986-01-01

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