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What is the major argument of growth optimists about the impact of population growth on development?
-Growth optimists believe that free markets will create economic development which can in turn deal with population growth.
What are the policy implications of the growth optimist theory?
-Deregulation of markets and reduction in government intervention
-No need for governments to engage in pop control
What empirical evidence exists that supports/contradicts growth optimist theory?
-Some of the Latin America countries such as Chile and Argentina, this type of policy worked, perhaps they experienced GDP growth but at the same time in the same time inequality within country and poverty has increased.