The Demography of Genocide
Economic Aspects of Genocide, Mass Killing, and Their Prevention, edited by Charles H. Anderton and Jurgan Brauer. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2016
41 Pages Posted: 21 Oct 2015
Date Written: October 20, 2015
The demographic foundation of nations is remarkably resilient to losses with the causes of that resiliency not uniform cross-nationally. Countries in the early stages of development have very high birth rates and a growing youthful population with only the most extreme cases of genocide detrimentally affecting their long-term population. They are resilient due to the scale of potential population growth. More developed countries with near stagnated population growth and an increasingly aging population need the phenomena of a post-war baby boom or increased migration to recover. Resiliency can only come from the change in demographical rates. This chapter will evaluate casualties, gender ratios, disrupted age distribution, migrations, and the differing experiences of recovery.
Keywords: Genocide, Population Growth, Gender Ratio, Demography, Refugees, Migrations, Demographic Transition, Recovery, War
JEL Classification: F22, I21, J13, J1, J14, J15, J10, J11, J61, H10
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