1. (noun) When birth rates equal death rates either locally or globally.
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- Plural: zero population growths
- Some definitions of zero population growth only consider a balance of death rates to birth rate but not emigration or immigration.
- Also called:
- population equilibrium
- replacement level fertility
- Word origin of “zero” and “population” and “growth” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- Cohen, Joel E. 1995. How Many People Can the Earth Support? New York: Norton.
- Ehrlich, Paul R. 1968. The Population Bomb. New York: Ballantine Books.
- Mazmanian, Daniel A., and Michael E. Kraft. 1999. Toward Sustainable Communities: Transition and Transformations in Environmental Policy. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
How to Cite the Definition of Zero Population Growth
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “zero population growth.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved January 23, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/zero-population-growth/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
zero population growth. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/zero-population-growth/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “zero population growth.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed January 23, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/zero-population-growth/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“zero population growth.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 23 Jan. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/zero-population-growth/>.