Population growth rate

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Definition

Conceptual definition

The population growth rate (PGR) of a population is defined as the ratio of the change in population over a time period by the population value over that time period. A proper operationalization would specify whether the population that we use is the initial or final population, and also specify whether we express the answer out of 1, as a percentage, or out of 1000.