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Population and the Quality of Society

  • Adolfo FigueroaEmail author
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Abstract

Population has played different roles in the unified theory of capitalism, depending on the particular theoretical models. In the static models, the population size is exogenously determined; in the dynamic models, the relevant variable is population growth rate, which is also exogenously determined; finally, in the evolutionary model, population growth rate is endogenous. This essay seeks to elaborate further on the role of population in the Anthropocene age and thus in the quality of society. The population growth rate effect is distinguished from the population size or density effect, which is the relevant variable in a finite ecosystem.

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Data Source

  1. World Bank. (2017). Population growth (annual %) 1960–2016. http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SP.POP.GROW. Accessed August 25, 2017.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Economics DepartmentPontifical Catholic University of PeruLima, LimaPeru

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