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Ethiopia: Linkage between population and economy

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The collective forces of political turmoil, adverse climatic conditions and an all round turn down in productivity of the economy reduced the population of Ethiopia into a state of miserable poverty.

Except in 1980s, the countries economy has not been any time grew at a rate higher than that of the population. GDP grew at an average rate of:

• 2.7% between 1965 and 1980 and
• 1.9% between 1980 and 1989  

Available data show that the population increased four times between 1900 and 1988. At the beginning of the present century the crude rate of natural increase was projected at 0.3 per cent per year.

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