Frank W. Notestein

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Frank Wallace Notestein (August 16, 1902 – February 19, 1983) was an American demographer who contributed significantly to the development of the science. He was the founding director of the Office of Population Research at Princeton University, and later president of the Population Council. He was also the first director of the Population Division of the United Nations, 1946–1948.[1][2]

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  • Notestein, Frank W. 1953. "Economic problems of population change", in Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference of Agricultural Economists. London: Oxford University Press, pp. 13–31.[1]


  1. ^ Coale, Ansley J. (1983) Frank W. Notestein, 1902-1983 Population Index , Vol. 49, No. 1, Spring, 1983, pp. 3-12
  2. ^ Ryder, N. B. (1984). Obituary: Frank Wallace Notestein (1902-1983). Population Studies: a Journal of Demography, 38, 1, March, 5-20.


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