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CHAPTER 36 Economic Growth in Developing and Transitional Economies
Issues in Economic Development
Population Growth
The Consequences of Rapid Population Growth
 FIGURE 36.1 The Growth of
World Population, Projected to
A.D. 2020
For thousands of years,
population grew slowly. From
A.D. 1 until the mid-1600s,
population grew at about .04
percent per year. Since the
Industrial Revolution, population
growth has occurred at an
unprecedented rate.
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