Mortality and early growth in England, France, and Sweden
AbstractWe set up an open-economy, three-country version of the endogenous- mortality model of Lagerloef (forthcoming in the International Economic Review). The model is calibrated to pre-industrial mortality data from England, France and Sweden. Fitting parameters to match observed rates of correlation in mortality rates, the model can also account for: (1) differences in the volatility of mortality rates; and (2) differences in the timing of the industrial revolution.
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Mortality; growth; Malthus;
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- Nils-Petter Lagerl–f, 2003. "Mortality and Early Growth in England, France and Sweden," Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 105(3), pages 419-440, 09.
- I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Production
- J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
- N33 - Economic History - - Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Welfare, Income, Wealth, Religion, and Philanthropy - - - Europe: Pre-1913
- O10 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General
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