Toward a Cure for the Myopia and Tunnel Vision of the Population Debate: A Dose of Historical Perspective
Allen C. Kelley
Duke University - Department of Economics
Robert M. Schmidt
University of Richmond
Duke Economics Working Paper #95-10
A survey of the literature by economists specializing in population issues reveals a distinctly non-alarmist assessment of the impacts of rapid population growth. This is contrary to the assessments by non-specialists, and those in other fields. Economists tend to emphasize longer-run impacts, where feedbacks tend to attenuate negative short-run impacts of rapid demographic change.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 28
JEL Classification: J2, O4working papers series
Date posted: April 22, 1997
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