Six Billion People: Demographic Dilemmas and World Politics

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Six Billion People: Demographic Dilemmas and World Politics

By Georges Tapinos and Phyllis T. Piotrow
McGraw-Hill (for the Council on Foreign Relations/1980s Project), 1978
218 pp. $5.95
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Two demographers, one an economist and the other a political scientist, lay out the facts and the associated issues of policy that constitute what is inaccurately called "the population problem." Of particular concern for the 1980s and 1990s is how fragile Third World governments and weak international institutions might cope with the population bulge that is going to cause massive problems of unemployment, migration and social unrest.

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