oa Africa Insight - The population explosion: myths and realities

Volume 13, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-2804



The following is an extract from the book by P T Bauer, Equality, the Third World and economic delusion, London, Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1981. The author is Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. In this extract Lord Bauer examines some of the misconceptions concerning population growth and suggests that discussions of the welfare effects of population growth rests on a misleading index of economic welfare.

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