World Population Trends and Their Impact on Economic Development

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No statistically significant relationships were found between the size of populations and rates of growth or rates of inflation. These results were not entirely surprising. As was mentioned above, factor endowments and the efficiency of factor utilization are better determinants of growth than mere population size. This is not to say that the size of the population is not an important economic variable for a country, but only that population size must be considered in the context of several other important economic variables.


CONCLUSIONS

It was mentioned at the beginning of this chapter that there are now several small and some very small nations in the world. An attempt was made to test for the importance of relative size among a sample of nations of what may be called medium and small size. Although different results were sometimes obtained for groups of countries of varying sizes, generally, the correlation coefficients did not change significantly when tests were run for different groups of countries.

These results should not be taken to downplay the importance of the size of the population as an economic variable. The size of the domestic market remains an important consideration in the decision-making of many firms. Even if international protectionism is not a factor, many firms become competitive internationally only after learning how to produce and to compete in the domestic market. A small home market could prevent the creation of some new business enterprises.


APPENDIX
COUNTRIES IN STUDY POPULATION
(in millions)
Antigua and Barbuda .08
Bahamas .23
Barbados .25
Belize .16
Benin 3.83
Bolivia 6.25
Botswana 1.05
Burundi 4.54
Cameroon 9.47
Cape Verde .32
Central African Republic 2.52
Chile 11.88
Congo, People's Republic of the 1.70
Costa Rica 2.53
Cote D'Ivoire 9.47
Cyprus .65

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