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WorldEcon20th0 - World Economy 20th century Population 19th...

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World Economy 20th century Population 19th c. European population more than doubled while the rest of the world grew only 20% 20th c. European population growth decelerated while the rest of the world accelerated fast Decline in death rates due to medicine, sanitation, and better standard of living In Europe followed quickly by slowing birth rates Developing world birth rates slower to decline Overall increase in life span or life expectancy at birth If life expectancy at birth shows close correlation with per capita income, nutritional levels, and standards of health care Urbanization Process also continued from 19th - 20th century Urban/Rural split in income and productivity in developed nations Developing nations often reverse Example of Mexico City - 1940s 2 mil. Inhabitants, 1990s 20 mil. - living conditions poor Result of internal migration, also internationally as a result of economics AND political oppression (forced migrations) Effects of WW I and WW II
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2009 for the course ECON 4514 taught by Professor Shuie during the Spring '08 term at Colorado.

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