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Entrapment: Global ecological and/or local demographic? Reflections upon reading the BMJs six billion day special issue

Butler, Colin


Global human population recently passed six billion. To mark this, the BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal) published a special edition that was both controversial and innovative. It had 12 complimentary essays, written by leading demographers, epidemiologists, and public health workers. A key issue highlighted was a debate between the nondemographer Maurice King and many demographers, regarding the concept of "demographic entrapment." King and his supporters argue that the limited...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Ecosystem Health
DOI: 10.1046/j.1526-0992.2000.006003171.x


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