The Economic and Demographic Transition, Mortality, and Comparative Development
AbstractWe propose a unified growth theory to investigate the mechanics generating the economic and demographic transition, and the role of mortality differences for comparative development. The framework can replicate the quantitative pat- terns in historical time series data and in contemporaneous cross-country panel data, including the bi-modal distribution of the endogenous variables across coun- tries. The results suggest that differences in extrinsic mortality might explain a substantial part of the observed differences in the timing of the take-off across countries and the worldwide density distribution of the main variables of interest.
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Economic and Demographic Transition; Adult Mortality; Child Mortality; Quantitative Analysis; Unified Growth Model; Heterogeneous Human Capital; Comparative Development; Development Traps;
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- NEP-ALL-2014-04-18 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEM-2014-04-18 (Demographic Economics)
- NEP-EVO-2014-04-18 (Evolutionary Economics)
- NEP-GRO-2014-04-18 (Economic Growth)
- NEP-HEA-2014-04-18 (Health Economics)
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