Population and Sustainable Development

  • Xueyuan Tian


The sustainable development is generally proposed or explained as a development strategy or international program of action. Is there a theoretical basis for the development strategy or the program of action? If there is, what is the theoretical foundation and system? Many scholars have discussed this problem in the recent two or three decades, particularly the most recent decade, and proposed different points of view including the environmental determinism, population-oriented theory, and the growth mode transformation-centered theory. However, due to limited quantity and depth, these researches are only considered as the basis for empirical study. The study on the theory of sustainable development lags behind the practical situation and is required to deepen.


Sustainable Development Labor Productivity Tertiary Industry Cultural Quality Optimum Population 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xueyuan Tian
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  1. 1.Institute of Population and Labor Economics Chinese Academy of Social SciencesBeijingPeople’s Republic of China

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