Booms, Busts, and Echoes: How the biggest demographic upheaval in history is affecting global development
AbstractFor much (and perhaps most) of human history, demographic patterns were fairly stable: the human population grew slowly, and age structures, birth rates, and death rates changed very little. The slow long-run growth in population was interrupted periodically by epidemics and pandemics that could sharply reduce population numbers, but these events had little bearing on long-term trends.
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Date of creation: 2006
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demography; growth; global development;
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- NEP-ALL-2007-05-12 (All new papers)
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