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Part I. Setting the Stage 1. How and Why Population Matters: New Findings, New Issues Nancy Birdsall and Steven W Sinding 2. The Population Debate in Historical Perspective: Revisionism Revised Allen C. Kelley 3. Dependency Burdens in the Developing World John Bongaarts Part II. Population Change and the Economy 4. Economic and Demographic Change: A Synthesis of Models, Findings, and Perspectives Allen C. Kelley and Robert M. Schmidt 5. Demographic Change, Economic Growth, and Inequality Jeffrey G. Williamson 6. Saving, Wealth, and Population Ronald D. Lee, Andrew Mason, and Tim Miller 7. Cumulative Causality, Economic Growth, and the Demographic Transition David Bloom and David Canning Part III. Fertility, Poverty, and the Family 8. Population and Poverty in Households: A Review of Reviews Thomas Merrick 9. Demographic Transition and Poverty: Effects via Economic Growth, Distribution, and Conversion Robert Eastwood and Michael Lipton 10. Inequality and the Family in Latin America Ricardo Hausmann and Miguel Szekely 11. Demographic Changes and Poverty in Brazil Ricardo Paes de Barros, Sergio Firpo, Roberta Guedes Barreto, and Phillippe George Pereira Leite Part IV. Population, Agriculture, and Natural Resources 12. Rural Population Growth, Agricultural Change, and Natural Resource Management in Developing Countries: A Review of Hypotheses and some Evidence from Honduras John Pender Part V. Some Economics of Population Policy 13. Why Micro Matters Jere R. Behrman 14. New Findings in Economics and Demography: Implications for Policies to Reduce Poverty Nancy Birdsall Index