Population and Poverty in the Developing World: Population & Poverty In Develo

Hardcover | October 1, 1998

EditorMassimo Livi-Bacci, Gustavo De Santis

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The increasing gap between developed and developing world will be one of the most important themes of the 21st century. The contributions contained in this volume take a multidisciplinary approach to the problem, offering a comprehensive review of the theoretical issues and empirical findingsthat relate to the complex and multidirectional link between poverty and demographic behaviours and outcomes in the contemporary developing world. The starting point of the volume is an exact definition of poverty. The contributors go on to analyse in the detail its causes and effects, both at the micro and macro level, concentrating on those factors and consequences which relate more directly to the demographic sphere. Population growth,household structure and labour, fertility, AIDS, urbanization, migration, and mortality are amongst the areas covered, with the major themes discussed and elaborated in an introductory overview chapter.

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The increasing gap between developed and developing world will be one of the most important themes of the 21st century. The contributions contained in this volume take a multidisciplinary approach to the problem, offering a comprehensive review of the theoretical issues and empirical findingsthat relate to the complex and multidirectio...

Massimo Livi-Bacci is at the University of Florence. Gustavo De Santis is at the University of Messina.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:316 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.79 inPublished:October 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

1. Massimo Livi-Bacci and Gustavo De Santis: Introduction2. Sudhir Anand and Jonathan Morduch: Poverty and the `Population Problem'3. Michael Lipton: Population and Poverty: How do they Interact?4. A. Ferro-Luzzi and F. Branca: Coping with Poverty: The Biological Impact of Nutririon Insecurity5. S. R. Osmani: Famine, Demography, and Endemic Poverty6. Cynthia B. Lloyd: Household Structure and Poverty: What are the Connections?7. Patricia H. David: High Fertility and Short Birth Spacing: The Poverty Consequences of Family-building Patterns8. Anastasia J. Gage: The Social Implications of Adolescent Fertility9. Alaka Malwade Basu: Poverty and AIDS: The Vicious Circle10. Rene Wery with Christine Oppong: Household Labour Allocation and Mobility in Times of Crisis11. David Satterthwaite: Rapid Urbanization and the Urban Environment12. Giovanni Andrea Cornia and Renato Paniccia: The Transition's Population Crisis: Nuptiality, Fertility, and Mortality Changes in Severely Distressed EconomiesReferencesIndex