Sunday, September 15, 2013

Population on a Log Scale

The numbers are missing between 1944 and 1952. Otherwise, this graph goes back to 1900:

Graph #1: U.S. Population since 1900
Off the top of my head, it looks like the Baby Boom (first part of the red line) was no more than a return to the rapid population growth of the earlier years, which had been interrupted by a Great Depression and possibly a War.

Graph #2 shows the same measures of population (blue and red) along with two measures of prices, with prices scaled up to put the numbers in the same neighborhood as the population numbers.

Graph #2: Population and Prices (All as Natural Logs)


Jazzbumpa said...

Lots of times you have a post that's a set up for another post.

Is that what this is about?


The Arthurian said...

Lots of times I do :)

Yes, this is one of those. I'm slowly working my way toward looking at SRW's Civilian Labor Force versus NGDP which I thought was a particularly interesting topic.