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The great population spike and after : reflections on the 21st century /

by Rostow, W. W. (Walt Whitman).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998Description: x, 228 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0195116917 (acidfree paper); 9780195116915.Subject(s): Population forecasting | Economic forecasting | Population -- Economic aspects | Twenty-first century -- ForecastsOnline resources: WorldCat details
Contents:
Table of contents The Framework -- Population and the Stages of Growth -- Technology and Investment -- Relative Prices -- Cycles -- The Limits to Growth -- The Role of the United States in the Post-Cold War World -- The Critical Margin and America's Inner Cities -- A Historical Analogy -- The Demography of the People's Republic of China.
Summary: "Midway through the eighteenth century, the rate of growth for the world's population was roughly at zero. Immediately after World War II, it was just above 2 percent. Ever since, it has fallen steadily. This new book, the latest offering from a distinguished expert on international economics, tells readers what this stagnation or fall in population will mean - economically, politically, and historically - for the nations of the world." "This study asserts that the United States is not the "last remaining superpower" but the "critical margin" without whose support no constructive action on the world scene can succeed. Rostow takes the view that world peace will depend on our government's ability to assume responsibly this "critical margin" role."--Jacket.
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Text Text MPRHGD Corner Non Fiction 304.6 ROG 1998 (Browse shelf) C-1 Not For Loan
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-219) and index.

Table of contents The Framework --
Population and the Stages of Growth --
Technology and Investment --
Relative Prices --
Cycles --
The Limits to Growth --
The Role of the United States in the Post-Cold War World --
The Critical Margin and America's Inner Cities --
A Historical Analogy --
The Demography of the People's Republic of China.

"Midway through the eighteenth century, the rate of growth for the world's population was roughly at zero. Immediately after World War II, it was just above 2 percent. Ever since, it has fallen steadily. This new book, the latest offering from a distinguished expert on international economics, tells readers what this stagnation or fall in population will mean - economically, politically, and historically - for the nations of the world." "This study asserts that the United States is not the "last remaining superpower" but the "critical margin" without whose support no constructive action on the world scene can succeed. Rostow takes the view that world peace will depend on our government's ability to assume responsibly this "critical margin" role."--Jacket.

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