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Population Growth and Economic Development in Lowincome Countries: a Case Study of India's Prospects

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Population Growth and Economic Development in Lowincome Countries: a Case Study of India's Prospects

Population Growth and Economic Development in Lowincome Countries: a Case Study of India's Prospects
By Ansley J. Coale and Edgar M. Hoover
Princeton University Press, 1958, 389 pp. $8.50 Purchase

This study, sponsored by the Office of Population Research, Princeton University, is directed to the question: What difference would it make in economic terms if the birth rate--in India but by implication in other underdeveloped countries--instead of remaining unchanged, should be cut drastically in this generation?

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