Vol. 1 No. 1 (2016)

Population projections: recipes for action, or inaction?

Jane O’Sullivan
University of Queensland
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Published 2016-10-01

How to Cite

O’Sullivan, Jane. 2016. “Population Projections: Recipes for Action, or Inaction?”. The Journal of Population and Sustainability 1 (1):45–57. https://doi.org/10.3197/jps.2016.1.1.45.


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