IDSB01 - Lecture 4

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University of Toronto Scarborough
International Development Studies
Liang Chen

IDSB01 Lecture 4 Population Growth (demographic part of development) Essays are allowed to be turned in via email to TA, CC: Prof. By midnight tonight before penalty (1% per day includes weekend); turn in during tutorial is no good due to movie showing. Lecture notes by the Prof. Are up on the intranet General point to consider: - Development: perceived to be a race between population and economic growth o Most common measurement = income or output per capita (GDP Population is a measure of development) - Outcome to look for is numerator growth, denominator slower growth (or even shrinking). If population grows too fast, itll be harder for the standard of living to go up if the denominator rises too fast. th o Fastest rate = 20 century when population grew from 1 6 billion fast in per year sense historically is 3%yr Some countries had even higher than 3%yr for decades (i.e. families with like 14 children) Both have fallen since Latin American countries were the first ones to reach 3%yr in the world, then African countries reached 4% (Kenya, Rwanda) Rate (%)
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