Toward a Cure for the Myopia and Tunnel Vision of the Population Debate: A Dose of Historical Perspective
Duke Economics Working Paper #95-10
28 Pages Posted: 22 Apr 1997
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.
JEL Classification: J2, O4
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