Accession Number:

ADA411876

Title:

Banking the "Demographic Dividend". How Population Dynamics Can Affect Economic Growth

Descriptive Note:

Policy brief

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Countries can spur economic growth by reducing high fertility rates and enacting policies that improve health, education, and job opportunities. These conclusions emerge from a recent report published by RANDs Population Matters project. The report synthesizes recent research that sheds light on the debate over the impact of population dynamics on economic development--in particular, the importance of age structure. The report also examines the relationship between population change and economic growth in specific regions of the world and discusses the policy environment needed for nations to benefit economically from the transition to lower fertility rates.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE