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Does a drop in GDP per capita, with the population staying around the same, mean people on average are poorer?

Essentially, I'm trying to determine if there is a correlation between a drop in GDP per capita (e.g. during the 2008 financial crisis, Australia's GDP per capita dropped from USD \$49,000 to $42,000 ...
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What is the proper term for “contraction economics?”

By "contraction economics" I mean theories and work based on the assumption that the population of a country will decline over time. An example might be a paper looking at the housing market for ...
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Is this a valid or legitimate way of comparing countries on traits and characteristics?

Country A has 16 million inhabitants and 2.000 MW of solar panel generated power, also a GDP of $50.000 per capita Country B has 160 million inhabitants and 2 MW of solar panel generated power, ...
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Causal effect of population growth on GDP per capita increase

I'm wondering if there is a logic for the causal influence of population growth on the increase in GDP per capita. I guess, increase in population as a factor of production might move aggregate ...
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Reliable US yearly population and netmigration estimates by state from 1970 up to today

I am looking for US data on population and net migration by state and year from 1970 up to recent years (2015, 2016, 2017)? Is there a reliable, clean and integrated/compatible source? For 2010 to ...
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How long can a population grow once it has reached the replacement fertility rate?

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare answered in the upper house to a question that India has a fertility rate of 2.2 (link here). The replacement fertility level is usually given at 2.1 to 2.2. ...
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Optimal population allocation layout over the Earth

Does exist some model of optimal people occupancy over whole our planet? Something accounting for climate, resources (with and without existing settlements) availability, progress and grows ...
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Is there any index which relates population growth rate with food production growth rate?

I would like to know if there is an index which shows if food production growth is keeping pace with population growth worldwide. I know there are population growth rates available, for example for ...
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How is population growth predicted?

I follow some Japanese based websites, and I've read that "Japan population is going to reduce by half in 50 years". The estimates in this article are more optimistic, according to the graph it seems ...
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Can an economy grow without its population growing?

Assuming natural resources are not a limiting factor, can a country's economy keep growing if the country's population is not growing? What about the global population?
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Ok to normalize GDP change by population change?

Does it make sense to normalize change in real GDP by the contemporaneous change in population? I'm interested in this calculation for the following reason. Suppose real GDP increases. I'd like to ...
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Any research done on relationship between fertility rate and wealth?

I am discussing about evolution theory with a philosophy student and she observes that wealthier families tend to have fewer children, which kind of goes against natural selection, i.e. the genes of ...
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Is Malthusian theory of population growth being realized?

You probably are familiar with Malthus' Theory of Population Growth. If you are not, Malthusian model has the following mathematically form: $$P(t) = P_0e^{rt}$$ A basic graphic representation is: ...
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Do welfare payments for children incentivise having children?

A common argument against safety net social welfare for people with children is that it can incentivise people without better options to have children. This could be considered a problem if it means ...
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Evidence on economic impact of 2015 European refugee/migrant influx

At the time of writing (September 2015), Europe is dealing with a large influx of refugees/migrants. Many are fleeing violence in Syria and elsewhere, others come from Africa and the Middle East in ...
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Would a society of cannibals be self-sustaining? [closed]

Bit of a weird one, but here goes. Say there is a human society whose diet is 100% the human flesh of their own members. Would this society be able to maintain replacement population, or even shudder ...
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What effect does changing the retirement age have on employment?

I had an interesting casual discussion with a colleague the other day. A lot of western economies at least, such as New Zealand, have some form of retirement pension. It New Zealand it's called ...