'This is a bold and original book which places population change at the centre of human development over the past 250 years. Written in a highly accessible style, this book should be read by everyone interested in the fundamental forces that have shaped the modern world.'
John Cleland, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
'What a systematic exposition of the linkages between population and development! Dyson, through his life-long experience with strong statistical evidences argues that no other force has greater consequences for development than demographic transition as it influences population aging, international migration and climate change.'
S Irudaya Rajan, Centre for Development Studies
'This work represents a remarkable contribution to the literature on world demographic and social changes.'
Zhongwei Zhao, The Australian National University
'This accessible yet scholarly analysis will enable any student or expert in development studies to understand complex and vital demographic transition theory.'
Arokiasamy, International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai