Growth and inequality: a demographicexplanation
AbstractAbstract This paper investigates the relationship between growth and inequality froma demographic point of view. In an extended model of the accidental bequest withendogenous fertility, we analyze the effects of a decrease in old-age mortality rate onthe equilibrium growth rate as well as on the income distribution. We show that therelationship between growth and inequality is at first positive and then may benegative in the process of population aging. The results are consistent with theempirical evidence in some developed countries.
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Inequality; Growth; Fertility; Accidental bequest.;
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- O41 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models
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