Demographic Transition

Discipline: Economics

Demographic transition is a process by which underdeveloped countries experience a change in their birth and mortality rates because of a change in the economic development of the state.

Over time and with rising influence, high birth and death rates are replaced by slower or declining birth rates.

Also see: Malthusian population theory, secular stagnation theory

F Notestein, 'Population: the Long View', Food for the World, T W Schultz, ed. (Chicago, 1945)


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