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Economic Analyses of Rapid Population Growth

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  • Birdsall, Nancy

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Discussion of the macroeconomic consequences of rapid population growth is organized into three schools: pessimists, optimists, and the recent revisionists. For the revisionists, differing views are presented about the pervasiveness and relevance of market failures, such as the negative externalities of childbearing, and about the ability of families and institutions to adjust rapidly to changes brought on by rapid population growth. A welfare economics approach is used to review the merits of various public policies to reduce fertility, including public financing of family planning services and taxes and incentives associated with childbearing. Copyright 1989 by Oxford University Press.

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  • Birdsall, Nancy, 1989. "Economic Analyses of Rapid Population Growth," World Bank Research Observer, World Bank Group, vol. 4(1), pages 23-50, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:wbrobs:v:4:y:1989:i:1:p:23-50
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    1. Taylor, Donald C., 1992. "Underlying Values and Beliefs "Modern Science" Versus "Sustainable Development"," Economics Staff Papers 232225, South Dakota State University, Department of Economics.
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    5. Suzanne Duryea & Miguel Székely, 1998. "Labor Markets in Latin America: A Supply-Side Story," Research Department Publications 4120, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.
    6. Venkatachalam, L., 2007. "Environmental economics and ecological economics: Where they can converge?," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 61(2-3), pages 550-558, March.

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