Volume-7, Number - 1  
Month: January - June, 2011

Population Explosion and Economic Development : Comparative Analysis of Brazil and Mexico

Ashley Latimer*
Kishore G Kulkarni**

* J Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, Denver, USA
* Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, USA

Page No. 57

Purpose/Aim: Two thousand years ago population growth and production were positively correlated. More people meant greater productivity and security (Zuberi, Tukufu, et al, 2003). The current modernization and technological advancement of today's world is highly attributable to centuries of rapid population growth and economic expansion. Hundreds of years ago, when societies and economies initially began to flourish, success was dependent upon a productive agriculture sector. A growing population meant more workers and laborers who would increase overall output. With more productive labor, the economy inevitably expanded and society reaped the financial benefits. Centuries ago, population booms were positive indications of the potential for long term economic growth.”