Population Economics

The Impact of Population Growth on Well-being in Developing Countries

Editors: Ahlburg, Dennis A., Kelley, Allen C., Oppenheim Mason, Karen (Eds.)

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This book examines the nature and significance of the impact of population growth on the weIl-being of developing countries-in particular, the effects on economic growth, education, health, food supply, housing, poverty, and the environment. In addition, because family planning programmes often significantly affect population growth, the study examines the impacts of family planning on fertility and health, and the human rights implications of family planning programmes. In considering the book's conclusions about the impact of population growth on development, four caveats should be noted. First, the effects of population growth vary from place to place and over time. Thus, blanket statements about overall effects often cannot be made. Where possible, the authors note the contexts in which population effects are strongest and weakest. Second, all of the outcomes examined in this book are influenced by factors other than population growth. Moreover, the impact of population growth may itself vary according to the presence or absence of other factors. This again makes bl anket statements about the effects of population growth difficult. Throughout the chapters, the authors try to identify other relevant factors that influence the outcomes we discuss or that influence the impact of population growth on those outcomes.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Editors’ Introduction

    Ahlburg, Dennis A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Toward a Cure for the Myopia and Tunnel Vision of the Population Debate: A Dose of Historical Perspective

    Kelley, Allen C. (et al.)

    Pages 11-35

  • Fertility and Maternal and Child Health

    Montgomery, Mark R. (et al.)

    Pages 37-65

  • The Consequences of Rapid Population Growth on Human Resource Development: The Case of Education

    Kelley, Allen C.

    Pages 67-137

  • Population Growth, Environmental Change and Technical Innovation: Implications for Sustainable Growth in Agricultural Production

    Ruttan, Vernon W.

    Pages 139-173

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Impact of Population Growth on Well-being in Developing Countries
Editors
  • Dennis A. Ahlburg
  • Allen C. Kelley
  • Karen Oppenheim Mason
Series Title
Population Economics
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-03239-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-03239-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-60709-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-08235-1
Series ISSN
1431-6978
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 360
Topics