China is a developing country going through the transition of a booming economy. The
main concern of the economy is whether it will be able to grow rich before it is able to grow old.
A keen source of preventing this problem is
Explain the significance of women on development. What does women empowerment
mean? Explain how women can be empowered. Identify and explain the most important
barriers to women empowerment.
Women empowerment is a marvel
Fertility and Development
Measuring Fertility (1)
Birth rate (or crude birth rate):
The number of live births per 1,000 population in a
The number of persons added to (or subtracted from) a
population in a year due to nat
The Economic Theory of Fertility
An Economic Approach to Fertility
Production & Cost
Children & Utility
Adults receive utility from child services (CS)
# of children
Shifting Patterns of Morbidity and
Mortality in the Developing World
Understand past and current patterns of
morbidity and mortality around the world
Discuss the epidemiologic and demographic
transitions taking place, and propose some
Overall Mortality by Income
Infant Mortality by Income
Causes of Mortality
What People Die of
Why do we need to know the reasons people die?
Measuring how many people die each year and why they died is one of the
most important means along with
Population Investigation Committee
The Economic Theory of Fertility Over Three Decades
Author(s): Warren C. Robinson
Source: Population Studies, Vol. 51, No. 1 (Mar., 1997), pp. 63-74
Published by: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. on behalf of the Population Invest
The Basic Issue:
Is Population Growth Good or Bad?
Population is a serious problem in developing countries?
Microeconomic theory of fertility (Already covered!)
The Determinants of Mortality
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determinants of mortality.