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Les conséquences économiques de la croissance démographique : 35 ans de débat entre orthodoxie et relativisme



This paper recapitulates the broad outlines of the theoretic debate on interelations between population expansion and economic growth. It identifies breakings and continuities that led to the constitution of an independant research field. That field associates population studies and economic growth and development theory. That thoeretical corpus has been built by confronting empirical observations and growth economics progress. In the same time, political and ideological settings have hugely influenced the process of that field. Economic effects of population growth are supposed to be alternatively negative, positive, or non-problematic depending on the theoretical perspective. (Full text in French)

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  • Eric Rougier, 1999. "Les conséquences économiques de la croissance démographique : 35 ans de débat entre orthodoxie et relativisme," Documents de travail 33, Groupe d'Economie du Développement de l'Université Montesquieu Bordeaux IV.
  • Handle: RePEc:mon:ceddtr:33

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    1. Ronald D Lee & Andrew Mason & Tim Miller, 1998. "Saving, Wealth, and Population," Working Papers 199805, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Economics.
    2. Kelley, Allen C. & Schmidt, Robert M., 1995. "Aggregate Population and Economic Growth Correlations: The Role of the Components of Demographic Change," Working Papers 95-37, Duke University, Department of Economics.
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    • J10 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - General
    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

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