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Booms, Busts, and Echoes: How the biggest demographic upheaval in history is affecting global development

David Bloom and David Canning ()

PGDA Working Papers from Program on the Global Demography of Aging

Abstract: For much (and perhaps most) of human history, demographic patterns were fairly stable: the human population grew slowly, and age structures, birth rates, and death rates changed very little. The slow long-run growth in population was interrupted periodically by epidemics and pandemics that could sharply reduce population numbers, but these events had little bearing on long-term trends.

Keywords: demography; growth; global development (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2006
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