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Population and Economic Change in Developing Countries

"An extremely important book which contains a number of uniformly excellent papers on a variety of topics relating, to various degrees, to the nexus of demographic-economic interrelationships for presently developing countries."—William J. Serow, Southern Economic Journal

"An important landmark in the growing field of economic demography."—Dudley Kirk, Journal of Developing Areas

Table of Contents

Prefatory Note
Introduction by Richard A. Easterlin
1. Child Costs and Economic Development
Peter H. Lindert
Comment: Eva Mueller
2. Toward a More General Economic Model of Fertility Determination: Endogenous Preferences and Natural Fertility
Richard A. Easterlin, Robert A. Pollak, and Michael L. Wachter
Comment: Harvey Leibenstein
Comment: Warren Sanderson
3. Child Mortality and Fertility: Issues in the Demographic Transition of a Migrant Population
Yoram Ben-Porath
Comment: Etienne van de Walle
Comment: Anne D. Williams
4. An Economic Interpretation of the Decline in Fertility in a Rapidly Developing Country: Consequences of Development and Family Planning
T. Paul Schultz
Comment: Ronald Freedman
Comment: Riad Tabbarah
5. Causes and Consequences of Mortality Declines in Less Developed Countries during the Twentieth Century
Samuel H. Preston
Comment: John Durand
Comment: Victor R. Fuchs
Comment: Richard W. Parks
6. Internal Migration in Developing Countries: A Survey
Michael P. Todaro
Comment: Gary S. Fields
Comment: Robert J. Willis
7. Interactions of Economic and Demographic Household Behavior
Allen C. Kelley
Comment: Warren C. Robinson
Comment: Julian L. Simon
Comment: Paul Demeny
8. Recent Population Trends in Less Developed Countries and Implications for Internal Income Inequality
Simon Kuznets
Comment: Albert Fishlow
9. A Historical Perspective on Economic Aspects of the Population Explosion: The Case of Preindustrial England
Ronald Demos Lee
Comment: Nathan Keyfitz
Comment: Marc Nerlove
List of Contributors
Author Index
Subject Index

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