The impact of population change on Economic growth in Kenya

Type Journal Article - International Journal of Economics and Management Sciences
Title The impact of population change on Economic growth in Kenya
Volume 2
Issue 6
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2013
Page numbers 43-60
URL impact of population change on​economic growth in kenya.....pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
The debate on the relationship between population growth and economic growth has been undergoing and
varies across countries. The first theory states that population growth stimulates economic growth. The
second theory view population growth as a factor that adversely affects economic growth while a third
school is that population growth is a neutral factor in economic growth and is determined outside
standard growth models. Given this scenario there was a need to establish the relationship between
economic growth and population growth in Kenya. The study employed Vector Auto Regression estimation
technique and used annual time series data for the period 1963 to 2009. The results indicated population
growth and economic growths are both positively correlated and that an increase in population will
impact positively to the economic growth in the country. The study concludes that in Kenya population
growth promotes economic growth and subsequently economic development.

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