Population and Development

  • A. P. Thirlwall


Population growth plays a conflicting role in the development process. It can act both as a stimulus and an impediment to growth and development. The question, to which there is no easy answer, is at what point do the economic disadvantages begin to outweigh the advantages? Where does the balance lie?


Population Growth Capita Income Population Growth Rate Capital Accumulation Technical Progress 
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© A. P. Thirlwall 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. P. Thirlwall
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  1. 1.University of Kent at CanterburyCanterburyUK

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