An expansion of the demographic transition model: the dynamic link between agricultural productivity and population

  title={An expansion of the demographic transition model: the dynamic link between agricultural productivity and population},
  author={Russell Hopfenberg},
  pages={246 - 254}
The classic demographic transition model illustrates the pattern of birth and death rates over time, shifting from high and equivalent to low and equivalent, with population increasing sharply during this transition as a society industrialises. However, the model has a limited temporal frame and cultural scope. It also overlooks that human population trends follow agricultural productivity. Because food is an essential carrying capacity variable and a fundamental economic driver, as food… 
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