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Yujiro Hayami and Yoshihisa Godo

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199272709

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0199272700.001.0001

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Population Growth and the Constraint of Natural Resources

Population Growth and the Constraint of Natural Resources

Chapter:
(p.63) 3. Population Growth and the Constraint of Natural Resources
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Development Economics
Author(s):

Yujiro Hayami

Yoshihisa Godo

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199272700.003.0004

The causes of 'population explosion' in developing economies today are identified in the light of demographic histories in both developed and developing economies in order to make future predictions. Further, the development theories of classical economists such as Malthus and Ricardo to modern theorists, who tried to incorporate population as an endogenous variable in the economic system, are examined.

Keywords:   Club of Rome, demographic transition, Malthus, natural resources, population growth, population theory, Ricardo

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