Table of contents for Population matters : demographic change, economic growth, and poverty in the developing world / edited by Nancy Birdsall, Allen C. Kelley, Steve Sinding.


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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