The demographic transition.

@article{Coale1984TheDT,
  title={The demographic transition.},
  author={Ansley Johnson Coale},
  journal={Pakistan development review},
  year={1984},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={
          531-52
        }
}
  • A. Coale
  • Published 1 December 1984
  • Economics, Medicine
  • Pakistan development review
Demographic transition is a set of changes in reproductive behavior that are experienced as a society is transformed from a traditional pre-industrial state to a highly developed, modernized structure. The transformation is the substitution of slow growth achieved with low fertility and mortality for slow growth maintained with relatively high fertility and mortality rates. Contrary to early descriptions of the transition, fertility in pre-modern societies was well below the maximum that might… 
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