Abstract: Assessing the consequences of population growth on the pace and process of economic growth and development has long been a source of discussion in economic literature. Some scholars have argued that population growth is detrimental to growth while others agreed that population growth promotes economic growth. Over time, both the population and economy has been growing in Jamaica but whether or not this growth can be linked together remains an area of research in Jamaica. Thus, this study investigated the causal relationship between population and economic growth using data from 1960-2004. The study found that though there tend to be a long run relationship between population and economic growth in Jamaica this relationship is not clear-cut. As such there may be other factors that help stimulate growth within the economy.
Melecia Leonie Thomas and Lloyd Ahamefule Amaghionyeodiwe, 2011. Does Population Growth Granger Cause Economic Growth in Jamaica?. Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences, 8: 255-261.