The World Demographic Transition

  title={The World Demographic Transition},
  author={K. Davis},
  journal={The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  pages={1 - 11}
  • K. Davis
  • Published 1945
  • Sociology
  • The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
  • IEWED in long-run perspective, Vthe growth of the earth’s population has been like a long, thin powder fuse that burns slowly and haltingly until it finally reaches the charge and then explodes. For a million or more years our species increased with infinitesimal slowness, flourishing temporarily in some areas, hardly getting started at all in others. Throughout at least 99 per cent of its history it remained extremely sparse. Sustenance was obtained by hunting, fishing, and gathering, which… CONTINUE READING
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