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Endogenous fertility, mortality and growth

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  • Keith Blackburn

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    (School of Economic Studies, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK)

  • Giam Pietro Cipriani

    ()
    (School of Economic Studies, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK)

Abstract

Economic and demographic outcomes are determined jointly in a choice-theoretic model of fertility, mortality and capital accumulation. There is an endogenous population of reproductive agents who belong to dynastic families of overlapping generations connected through altruism. In addition to choosing savings and births, parents may reduce (infant) deaths by incurring expenditures on health-care which is also provided by the government. A generalised production technology accounts for long-run endogenous growth with short-run transitional dynamics. The analysis yields testable time series and cross-section implications which accord with the empirical evidence on the relationship between demography and development.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Population Economics.

Volume (Year): 11 (1998)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 517-534

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Handle: RePEc:spr:jopoec:v:11:y:1998:i:4:p:517-534

Note: Received: 22 April 1996 / Accepted: 2 April 1998
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