Population, Economic Growth and Agriculture in Less Developed Countries: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Population, Economic Growth and Agriculture in Less Developed Countries

1st Edition

By Nadia Cuffaro

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188 pages

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pub: 2001-10-11
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In 1950 the world population was 2.5 billion; fifty years later there are over 6 billion people. The demographic of this explosion has essentially occurred in the developing areas of the world. The key to understanding many contemporary development problems that have arisen from this rapid growth is in understanding the relationships between population and the economy.

This book offers an analysis of such relationships, encompassing a review of the major positions in the academic debate.

Population, Economic Growth and Agriculture in Less Developed Countries will serve as a useful introduction and reference tool for students, academics and all with an interest in the population debate and economics.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Part I: Population and Economic Growth

2. Population Pessimism

3. 'Revisionism': Theoretical Background

Part II: Population Growth and Agriculture

4. Endogenous Technical Progress in Agriculture

5. The Response of Institutions

6. Adjustment Failures

7. Environmental Implications

8. Future Challenges for World Agriculture

Conclusions

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS022000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic Conditions
BUS068000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development