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The Population "Explosion"

by Warren S. Thompson - 1962

The present population "explosion" is distinctive in comparison with other population "explosions" in modern times in at least two important respects. First, the present "explosion" involves vastly greater numbers of people than any past "explosion" regarding which we have fairly reliable knowledge. Second, in the present population "explosion," the decline in the death rate, probably the chief characteristic of all population bursts, arises from quite a different set of circumstances from those determining the decline of the death rate in the past.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 63 Number 6, 1962, p. 407-417
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 3088, Date Accessed: 8/4/2020 4:32:15 PM

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