The Impact of Population Growth on Well being in Developing Countries

The Impact of Population Growth on Well being in Developing Countries Author Dennis A. Ahlburg
ISBN-10 9783662032398
Year 2013-03-14
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media

This book examines the nature and significance of the impact of population growth on the weIl-being of developing countries-in particular, the effects on economic growth, education, health, food supply, housing, poverty, and the environment. In addition, because family planning programmes often significantly affect population growth, the study examines the impacts of family planning on fertility and health, and the human rights implications of family planning programmes. In considering the book's conclusions about the impact of population growth on development, four caveats should be noted. First, the effects of population growth vary from place to place and over time. Thus, blanket statements about overall effects often cannot be made. Where possible, the authors note the contexts in which population effects are strongest and weakest. Second, all of the outcomes examined in this book are influenced by factors other than population growth. Moreover, the impact of population growth may itself vary according to the presence or absence of other factors. This again makes bl anket statements about the effects of population growth difficult. Throughout the chapters, the authors try to identify other relevant factors that influence the outcomes we discuss or that influence the impact of population growth on those outcomes.

World Development Report 1984

World Development Report 1984 Author World Bank
ISBN-10 9780195204605
Year 1984
Pages 286
Language en
Publisher World Bank Publications

Long-term needs and sustained effort are underlying themes in this year's report. As with most of its predecessors, it is divided into two parts. The first looks at economic performance, past and prospective. The second part is this year devoted to population - the causes and consequences of rapid population growth, its link to development, why it has slowed down in some developing countries. The two parts mirror each other: economic policy and performance in the next decade will matter for population growth in the developing countries for several decades beyond. Population policy and change in the rest of this century will set the terms for the whole of development strategy in the next. In both cases, policy changes will not yield immediate benefits, but delay will reduce the room for maneuver that policy makers will have in years to come.

The population explosion

The population explosion Author Paul R. Ehrlich
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105008507142
Year 1991-04
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Touchstone Books

Confirms the authors' predictions--chronic famine, the yearly loss of tons of topsoil, global warming--and calls for a last-minute effort to take control of our destiny

Population Growth and Socioeconomic Progress in Less Developed Countries

Population Growth and Socioeconomic Progress in Less Developed Countries Author Peter N. Hess
ISBN-10 0275929795
Year 1988
Pages 166
Language en
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group

This timely study examines fertility rates and their trends and determinants in less-developed countries by testing an empirical, interdisciplinary model of the fertility transition. In light of the current official position of the United States on population and development, the policy implications of the study are timely. According to some experts, interrupting the spiral of rapid growth and attendant economic and ecological deterioration now rivals nuclear disarmament in importance on the international agenda. Among the questions investigated include: Are there identifiable traits for developing nations that have reduced fertility? Has development become the best contraceptive? Have some development strategies been more conducive to lowering fertility? Do family planning programs have significant impacts on fertility?

The Demographic Dividend

The Demographic Dividend Author David Bloom
ISBN-10 9780833033734
Year 2003-02-13
Pages 126
Language en
Publisher Rand Corporation

There is long-standing debate on how population growth affects national economies. A new report from Population Matters examines the history of this debate and synthesizes current research on the topic. The authors, led by Harvard economist David Bloom, conclude that population age structure, more than size or growth per se, affects economic development, and that reducing high fertility can create opportunities for economic growth if the right kinds of educational, health, and labor-market policies are in place. The report also examines specific regions of the world and how their differing policy environments have affected the relationship between population change and economic development.

The Dynamics of Socio Economic Development

The Dynamics of Socio Economic Development Author Adam Szirmai
ISBN-10 0521817633
Year 2005-01-20
Pages 711
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Why are poor countries poor and rich countries rich? How are wealth and poverty related to changes in nutrition, health, life expectancy, education, population growth and politics? This modern, non-technical 2005 introduction to development studies explores the dynamics of socio-economic development and stagnation in developing countries. Taking a quantitative and comparative approach to contemporary debates within their broader context, Szirmai examines historical, institutional, demographic, sociological, political and cultural factors. Key chapters focus on economic growth, technological change, industrialisation, agricultural development, and consider social dimensions such as population growth, health and education. Each chapter contains comparative statistics on trends from a sample of twenty-nine developing countries. This rich statistical database allows students to strengthen their understanding of comparative development experiences. Assuming no prior knowledge of economics the book is suited for use in inter-disciplinary development studies programmes as well as economics courses, and will also interest practitioners pursuing careers in developing countries.

Studies in Social Demography

Studies in Social Demography Author J. P. Singh
ISBN-10 8175330708
Year 1998-01-01
Pages 342
Language en
Publisher M.D. Publications Pvt. Ltd.

All these contributions in this violume are very useful and insightful in their own right.They together make a seminal contribution to the advancement of social demography in India.A work of this kind will not only help disseminate research findings across different disciplines but also help serious researchers wuth in the same discipline,know the past trent locate research graps and identify the pertinent and profound lines of enquiry needed for further development of the discipline.

Analysis of Urban Growth and Sprawl from Remote Sensing Data

Analysis of Urban Growth and Sprawl from Remote Sensing Data Author Basudeb Bhatta
ISBN-10 3642052991
Year 2010-03-03
Pages 172
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media

This book provides a comprehensive discussion on urban growth and sprawl, and how they can be analyzed using remote sensing imageries. It compiles views of numerous researchers that help in understanding the urban growth and sprawl; their patterns, process, causes, consequences, and countermeasures; how remote sensing data and geographic information system techniques can be used in mapping, monitoring, measuring, analyzing, and simulating the urban growth and sprawl and what are the merits and demerits of available methods and models. This book will be of value for the scientists and researchers engaged in urban geographic research, especially using remote sensing imageries. This book will serve as a rigours literature review for them. Post graduate students of urban geography or urban/regional planning may refer this book as additional studies. This book may help the academicians for preparing lecture notes and delivering lectures. Industry professionals may also be benefited from the discussed methods and models along with numerous citations.

Population Index

Population Index Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:B3505861
Year 1992
Language en

Annotated bibliography covering books, journal articles, working papers, and other material on topics in population and demography.

Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries

Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries Author Dean T. Jamison
ISBN-10 9780821361801
Year 2006-04-02
Pages 1452
Language en
Publisher World Bank Publications

Based on careful analysis of burden of disease and the costs ofinterventions, this second edition of 'Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries, 2nd edition' highlights achievable priorities; measures progresstoward providing efficient, equitable care; promotes cost-effectiveinterventions to targeted populations; and encourages integrated effortsto optimize health. Nearly 500 experts - scientists, epidemiologists, health economists,academicians, and public health practitioners - from around the worldcontributed to the data sources and methodologies, and identifiedchallenges and priorities, resulting in this integrated, comprehensivereference volume on the state of health in developing countries.

Beyond Economic Growth

Beyond Economic Growth Author Tatyana P. Soubbotina
ISBN-10 0821348531
Year 2000-01-01
Pages 161
Language en
Publisher World Bank Publications

The book, which draws on data published by the World Bank, is addressed to teachers, students, and all those interested in exploring issues of global development.