Can population growth contribute to economic development? New evidence from Singapore
AbstractThis paper chose Singapore as a case study to investigate whether population growth can contribute to economic development. It employed four different single-equation tests for cointegration, namely, 1) ordinary least squares, 2) fully modified ordinary least squares, 3) canonical cointegration regression, and 4) dynamic ordinary least squares. The empirical findings indicated a mutually reinforcing bilateral causality between population and economic development in the island-state. This highlights a dynamic nature of the population-development relationship in the country. In other words, Singapore's population growth did contribute to the nation's economic development, which in return stimulated population expansion in the country.
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Volume (Year): 31 (2011)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
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Population; Development; Singapore;
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