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Title:Investigation of the relationship between population growth and income per capita
Author(s):Arifa, Ali
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):McMahon, Walter W.
Department / Program:Economics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Economics, General
Economics, Labor
Abstract:High population growth rates are typical in most of the developing countries. This thesis explores the impact of this phenomenon on income per capita. A distinction between short-term, medium-term, and long-term effects is made in this research work. The study starts with developing theoretical frameworks from which hypotheses about this issue are derived. The conditions under which these hypotheses apply are closely examined. Data from rural Indonesia and Sub-Saharan Africa is used to test these hypotheses. The empirical evidence suggests that, at least in the short-term and medium-term, rapid population growth as experienced by these countries has probably adversely affected their per capita income growth rates. The methodologies used in this study, along with the empirical results, are compared to methodologies and results of other research.
Issue Date:1996
Rights Information:Copyright 1996 Arifa, Ali
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:AAI9625108
OCLC Identifier:(UMI)AAI9625108

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