Epilogue: How Do We Know the Facts of Demography?
Demographers know that a slowly increasing population has a higher proportion of old people than one that is increasing rapidly, and that differences in birth rates have a larger influence on the age distribution than do differences in death rates. They often claim that a poor country whose population is growing rapidly will increase its per capita income faster if it lowers its birth rate rather than maintaining it at a high level.
KeywordsStable Theory Population Increase Stable Model Dependency Ratio Marital Fertility
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