4 actual and projected dependency ratios 1950 2025

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Unformatted text preview: ependents per 100 non-dependent P O P U L AT I O N A N D P O V E R T Y S AT I S F Y I N G U N M E T N E E D A S T H E R O U T E T O S U S TA I N A B L E D E V E LO P M E N T 50 40 30 20 10 Stylized Facts 0 1950 LATIN AMERICA AND 70 80 90 SUB-SAHARAN CARIBBEAN 100 10 20 AFRICA 90 80 2000 100 90 80 70 70 60 60 50 50 POPULATION 40 40 30 30 20 20 10 AND dependents per 100 non-dependents 60 10 0 1950 1950 60 70 80 90 SUB-SAHARAN 100 2000 10 AFRICA 20 60 DEVELOPMEN 0 70 80 90 SOURCE OF DATA: United Nations (2001). 2000 10 20 ì༎ Population Growth: Is it a Problem? We Are All Going To Die? ì༎  The view that large popula3ons cause poor economic outcomes originates with Thomas Malthus. Malthus said that popula3on growth was the cause of low incomes. The founda3on of this view is that the amount of produc3on is fixed and there is nothing we can do to increase it. From this it follows the more people, the...
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