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relation between population growth and economic development report of the African Regional Seminar held at the Nkrumah Hall, University of Dar es-Salaam, Tanzania, May 2-6, 1974. by African Regional Seminar on the Relation Between Population Growth and Economic Development University of Dar es-Salaam 1974.

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Published by World University Service in [Geneva] .
Written in English



  • Africa


  • Africa -- Population -- Congresses.,
  • Africa -- Economic conditions -- 1960- -- Congresses.

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ContributionsWorld University Service. National Committee of Tanzania., World University Service. International Secretariat.
LC ClassificationsHB3661.A3 A36 1974
The Physical Object
Pagination88 p. ;
Number of Pages88
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4612945M
LC Control Number77376817

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  The relationship between population growth and growth of economic output has been studied extensively (Heady & Hodge, ).Many analysts believe that economic growth in high-income countries is likely to be relatively slow in coming years in part because population growth in these countries is predicted to slow considerably (Baker, Delong, & Krugman, ).   There is a demographic model that explains this. As economic development increases, population changes in different ways. -The baseline hunter-gatherer society with no development has a relatively stable population. High birth rate, high death.   Additionally, the child will usually become a tax-paying citizen later in life. This adds taxes to government coffers and, again, grows the economy from taxes, consumption, and potential investments, creating a direct link between population and economic growth. Regressive population growth almost always hurts an economy. Continued slowing in population growth at all income levels is suggested in Figure "The Demographic Transition at Work: Actual and Projected Population Growth". Between and , the world population grew at an annual rate of 2%, suggesting a doubling time of 36 years.

  Economic Growth refers to the rise in the value of everything produced in the economy. It implies the yearly increase in the country’s GDP or GNP, in percentage terms. It alludes to considerable rise in per-capita national product, over a period, i.e. the growth rate of increase in total output, must be greater than the population growth rate.   (). The Changing Relation between Mortality and level of Economic Development. Population Studies: Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. Cited by: Population growth and economic growth: a reconsideration. Yip CK, Zhang J. PIP: The relationship between population growth and development has long been a controversial topic in the economic development literature. Early work by Hoover and Coale and more recent work by Blanchet suggest that high fertility suppresses per capita income by:   Economic development usually brings down the child count to around per couple. Child mortality drops, contraceptives are more easily available and it becomes more expensive to raise a child because you need extensive education to be able to co.

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