Chapter 7. Norton Media Library. Chapter 7. Population. Dwight H. Perkins Steven Radelet David L. Lindauer. Chapter 7 Outline: Population. 1.A Brief History of World Population The Demographic Transition The Demographic Situation Today The Demographic Future
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Dwight H. Perkins
David L. Lindauer
1.A Brief History of World Population
2.The Causes of Population Growth
3.Population Growth and Economic Development
Rapid Population Growth is a recent phenomenon in human history.It took more than 10,000 years for the world to reach one billion in 1804.
It took only 125 years to add the next billion or double the population to 2 billion .
The 3 stages of population growth
- subject to constraints of time, income or cost of goods and services, and cultural constraints.
Subject to resource constraints in:
Three explanations of declining birth rates are (1) people are interested in the passion but not in having children per se, (2) children may be the outcome of a social norm, and
(3) individuals make rational decisions in not having many children. This idea is popularized by Gary Becker’s “new household economics” is and embraced by most economists.
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Economics ofDevelopmentSIXTH EDITION
Dwight H. Perkins Steven Radelet
David L. Lindauer