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Demography and the limits to growth

Paul George Demeny

Demography and the limits to growth

by Paul George Demeny

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Published by Population Council in New York, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Population -- Economic aspects.,
  • Population forecasting.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 48-52.

    StatementPaul Demeny.
    SeriesWorking papers / Research Division -- no. 2, Working papers (Population Council. Research Division) -- no. 2.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination52 p. ;
    Number of Pages52
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18122704M

    Geography gives spatial expression to the demographics of human populations, while the biogeography of plant populations and zoogeography of animal groupings express the distributional factors in ecological demography (q.v.). Population growth is a function of the balance between fertility and mortality. Demography, statistical study of human populations, especially with reference to size and density, distribution, and vital statistics (births, marriages, deaths, etc.). Contemporary demographic concerns include the “population explosion,” the interplay between population and economic development.

    Demography/Population Bibliography; International Futures Help System Demography/Population Bibliography. Angeles, Luis. "Demographic Transitions: Analyzing the Effects of Mortality on Fertility", Journal of Population Economics DOI /s Coale, Ansley and Paul Demeny with Barbara Vaughan.   DENNIS MEADOWS, full interview about the State of our Planet, 45 years after ‘The Limits to Growth’ – arguably the most influential book about sustainability ever written. We feel very.

    Like many demographers of my generation, I was attracted to demography by The Population Bomb (Ehrlich ), The Limits to Growth (Meadows et al. ) and The Tragedy of the Commons (Hardin ), the neo-Malthusian crisis was high fertility and the resulting rapid population growth. The Limits to Growth is a book about the computer simulation of exponential economic and population growth with finite resource supplies. Funded by the Volkswagen Foundation and commissioned by the Club of Rome it was first presented at the St. Gallen authors were Donella H. Meadows, Dennis L. Meadows, Jørgen Randers, and William W. Behrens III.


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