Addresses three aspects of poverty and the ""population problem"" from an economic perspective. First, the statistical basis for the oft-cited positive correlation between poverty and household size. Secondly, re-examines the conflicting economic and demographic interpretations of this correlation. Thirdly, examines whether restricting attention just to the household level misses an important aspect of the problem. Cites evidence from Bangladesh to suggest that many of the most pressing issues are at the level of individuals, and concern the deprivations of girls and women within households.
How has the history of the twentieth century affected the extent of female disadvantage in child survival in China, South Korea and India, and how has this in turn shaped spousal availability and marriage payments?
By Das Gupta, M., 1997
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