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From Land to MouthThe Agricultural "Economy" of the Wola of the New Guinea Highlands$
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Paul Sillitoe

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780300142266

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300142266.001.0001

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The Population Issue

The Population Issue

Too Many People?

(p.216) Chapter 7 The Population Issue
From Land to Mouth

Paul Sillitoe

Yale University Press

This chapter is concerned with the population within Wola. It uses data on migration, births, and deaths to anticipate a population growth rate, and also addresses several issues that can arise with such a demographic analysis. While it generally presents the population within the Was Valley as expanding, the more detailed picture of the area's population is that it is evenly balanced between males and females. Finally, the chapter aims to illustrate a demographic account, determine the rate of change of the population of the Was Valley, study the problems linked to finding resources in correlation to population growth, and look at the challenges that the evidence taken from the Was Valley poses on the accepted thoughts on land resources and land population in the New Guinea Highlands.

Keywords:   population, migration, births, deaths, growth rate, demographic analysis, demographic account, rate of change, Was Valley, land resources

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