Sectorial sift, inverted U-shaped fertility dynamics, and growth
AbstractThis paper constructs a small open two-sector overlapping-generations model with the subsistence level of consumption of agricultural goods and explains the following key stylized facts in the process of economic development: increases followed by declines in fertility rate, increases in human capital investment for children, and a sectorial shift in labor from agriculture to manufacture.
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Volume (Year): 10 (2006)
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Demographic transition Sectorial sift Economic development;
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- J1 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics
- O1 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
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