Population, economic growth, and agriculture in less developed countries
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Population, economic growth, and agriculture in less developed countries by N. Cuffaro

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Published by Routledge in London, New York .
Written in English


  • Electronic books,
  • Agriculture,
  • Economic development,
  • Economic conditions,
  • Demography,
  • Population,
  • Economic aspects,
  • Neo-Malthusianism

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Edition Notes

StatementNadia Cuffaro
SeriesRoutledge studies in development economics -- 23, Routledge studies in development economics -- 23.
LC ClassificationsHB884 .C84 2003eb
The Physical Object
Format[electronic resource] /
Pagination1 online resource (xii, 175 p.) :
Number of Pages175
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25549181M
ISBN 100203103106
ISBN 109780203103104

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Economic growth can be defined as the increase in the inflation-adjusted market value of the goods and services produced by an economy over time. It is conventionally measured as the percent rate of increase in real gross domestic product, or real GDP.. Growth is usually calculated in real terms - i.e., inflation-adjusted terms – to eliminate the distorting effect of inflation on the price.   Population growth, globally, simply means that births outnumber deaths. In the sense of “growth” (that is, the number gets bigger) it’s not particularly important and can even be, in some senses, a difficult challenge (more people equals more reso. Population growth is the increase in the number of individuals in a human population growth amounts to around 83 million annually, or % per year. The global population has grown from 1 billion in to billion in It is expected to keep growing, and estimates have put the total population at billion by mid, billion by mid and billion by. Population Growth And Sustainable Development In Developed-Developing Countries C, S.4 our world, which has to feed more people with more scarce resources.

Even with this narrow definition of less developed countries, the intermediate group was less than billion, or less than 20 percent of world population. 9 The preponderant population was thus divided between the very low and the rather high level of per capita economic performance. Obviously, this aspect of modern economic growth deserves. We find the same relationship, between the occupational structure and economic development. In less developed countries like India, more or less same trend is observed. For instance the per capita income of India was 60 dollar in and out of total work force 74% was engaged in agriculture 11% in industry and 15% in service sector. According to Haller (), economic growth is the process of increasing the sizes of national economies, the macro-economic indications, especially the GDP per capita, in an ascendant but not Author: Alina Haller. ADVERTISEMENTS: Population Growth and Economic Development of a Country! When population grows faster than GNP, the standard of living of the people does not improve. In fact rapid population growth has been obstructing economic growth in developing countries like India where since population has been growing at a relatively high rate. In Table [ ].