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Economic Theory Confronts Population Growth

  • Goran Ohlin
Part of the International Economic Association Series book series (IEA)

Abstract

In spite of the abundant literature on the relationships between population movements and social and economic change it cannot be said that there is either a solid theoretical basis or hard empirical evidence for any grand interpretation of past experience or an assessment of the consequences of current rapid growth. There is an embarrassing gap between the confident assertions by prominent statesmen and international organisations which blame population growth for most of the evils of the world, and the hesitant and circumspect positions taken by those economists and demographers who have not turned crusaders.

Keywords

Population Growth Infant Mortality Capita Income Demographic Transition Fertility Decline 
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© The International Economic Association 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Goran Ohlin
    • 1
  1. 1.Uppsala UniversitySweden

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