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A model of endogenous divorce and endogenous fertility

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  • Chengze Simon Fan

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    (Department of Economics, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong)

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This paper examines the interaction between decisions on divorce and fertility. The analysis generates two major implications. Firstly, it complements the existing literature on endogenous fertility to explain why population growth and economic growth can be negatively correlated after an economy develops to a certain level. Secondly, it indicates that economic development leads to a simultaneous increase in divorce rates and decrease in fertility rates.

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

Volume (Year): 14 (2001)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 101-117

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Handle: RePEc:spr:jopoec:v:14:y:2001:i:1:p:101-117

Note: Received: 05 February 1999/Accepted: 20 December 1999
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Keywords: Divorce · fertility · economic development;

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  1. Hemmi, Noriyoshi & Tabata, Ken & Futagami, Koichi, 2007. "The long-term care problem, precautionary saving, and economic growth," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 29(1), pages 60-74, March.

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