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The economics of population : an introduction

Pitchford, J. D.

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The potentially explosive force of population growth poses questions to which the answers given by scientists of recent decades have often generated more heat than light. In this book we have an economist's approach to the problem. Professor Pitchford discusses the long-run relationships between a country's population and its economic development, exploring ways in which population policy can be directed towards improving economic welfare. Assuming no specialised knowledge of economics,...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorPitchford, J. D.
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-18T05:30:36Z
dc.date.available2017-04-18T05:30:36Z
dc.date.copyright1974
dc.identifier.otherb1203415
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/114668
dc.description.abstractThe potentially explosive force of population growth poses questions to which the answers given by scientists of recent decades have often generated more heat than light. In this book we have an economist's approach to the problem. Professor Pitchford discusses the long-run relationships between a country's population and its economic development, exploring ways in which population policy can be directed towards improving economic welfare. Assuming no specialised knowledge of economics, Professor Pitchford guides his reader lucidly through the concepts of production and employment to an important reformulation of the concept of optimum population. With the help of clear diagrams he introduces the various theories of population change and standard models of population processes before returning to optimum population and practical policies for attaining balanced states. Throughout, particular stress is laid on the place in economic theory of both renewable and exhaustible resources. This is a book for students of economics, demography and ecology, for policy makers and for the growing body of people showing intelligent concern for the problems of an increasingly crowded planet.
dc.format.extentvi, 100 pages ;
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAustralian National University Press
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.subject.lcshPopulation
dc.subject.lcshEconomic development
dc.subject.lcshPopulation policy
dc.titleThe economics of population : an introduction
dc.typeBook
dc.date.issued1974
local.publisher.urlhttp://press.anu.edu.au/
local.type.statusPublished Version
dc.date.updated2017-04-18T05:30:36Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationCanberra, ACT, Australia
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
dc.provenanceThis republication is part of the digitisation project being carried out by Scholarly Information Services/Library and ANU Press under the provisions of Section 200AB of the Copyright Act, 1968 - http://www6.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/legis/cth/consol_act/ca1968133/s200ab.html
CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)

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