World Population Trends and Their Impact on Economic Development


This volume brings together a group of renowned population specialists from the United Nations, the World Bank, the East-West Population Institute, and leading universities to explore the numerous interactions between levels of population growth and economic well-being in developing countries. The contributors challenge conventional theories that high population growth rates have unequivocally adverse consequences for economic development, demonstrating that the evidence is far from conclusive on this point.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Göran P. Ohlin
  • David E. Horlacher
  • F. Landis MacKellar
  • Andrew Mason
  • Dennis J. Mahar
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1988