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Effect of Population Density on the Level of Development

Hakeem, Mohammad Abbas (2017): Effect of Population Density on the Level of Development.

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Abstract

The world population has crossed the 7 billion mark and simultaneously much has been researched and said on the subject from the economic perspective videlicet linking population growth to economic growth. With booming population, however, one issue remains not adequately addressed which is the concentration of this population at certain geographic points - urban centres, cities. Therefore, I have chosen to analyse in this paper the effect of population density on development. With established economic models such as Solow's, we know that population growth drives economic growth. But, is the same true about increasing density of population? We would, here, discuss the notion that increased density would strain the resources, make infrastructure more susceptible to rivalry, and increase costs of provision of public goods.

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