World Development Report 1984 : Population Change and Development

Technical Report

Long-term needs and sustained effort are underlying themes in this report. The first part looks at economic performance, past and prospective. The second part is devoted to population - the causes and consequences of rapid population growth, its link to development, why it has slowed down in some developing countries. The two parts mirror each other: economic policy and performance in the next decade will matter for population growth in the developing countries for several decades beyond. Population policy and change in the rest of this century will set the terms for the whole of development strategy in the next. In both cases, policy changes will not yield immediate benefits, but delay will reduce the room for maneuver that policy makers will have in years to come.


Date and language
Dec 1984

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population'>Human population
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Population distribution
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Population change
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Population increase
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