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Fertility, Volatility, and Growth

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  • Aude POMMERET
  • William T. SMITH

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Empirically, growth rates are negatively correlated with birth rates; they are also correlated with production risk. We argue that these stylized facts are related, and arise jointly from the decision of how many children to have in a risky economic environment.

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Paper provided by Université de Lausanne, Faculté des HEC, DEEP in its series Cahiers de Recherches Economiques du Département d'Econométrie et d'Economie politique (DEEP) with number 04.08.

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Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: May 2004
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