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zero population growth (ZPG)

  The tendency of a population to become stationary (see stable population). The likelihood of achieving ZPG, and its advantages and disadvantages, have been discussed increasingly both as a result of the marked decline in fertility in many developed countries and as a possible long-term aim for the developing world. ZPG has direct implications in the short term for age and sex structure, and economic and social policy, but long-term relationships, especially with economic growth, are problematical. (PEO)

Suggested Reading Spengler, J.J. 1978: Facing zero population growth: reactions and interpretations, past and present. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.



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