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
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.
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