POPULATION TRENDS

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Unformatted text preview: tion” increased probability of innovation Mixed bag of evidence: Colin Clarke (1970): positive relationship between population growth and economic growth World bank (1984): negative relationship National academy of science (1986): weak negative relationship Is it a coincidence that the BRICS are all big populations and they’re the ones developing? Our approach in this class: We will talk about population growth within a broader framework of health and human capital Why? Decisions about how many children to have are closely linked to health as well as education particularly for women Population growth is directly impacted by policies related to human capital investment (health, education, employment) We have a population bomb Took all of human history to create first billion, 123 years for second 33 years for third 15...
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