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The poverty trap with high fertility rates

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  • Noriyoshi Hemmi

    () (Faculty of Economics, HOKKAI GAKUEN UNIVERSITY)

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to clarify the causes of the poverty trap resulting from a negative correlation between income and fertility, in a manner that is consistent with the data across and within countries. This paper points out that a higher fertility rate is the cause of the poverty trap, because of its educational cost aspect.

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  • Noriyoshi Hemmi, 2003. "The poverty trap with high fertility rates," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 9(8), pages 1-4.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-03i20001
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    Keywords

    educational cost;

    JEL classification:

    • I2 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education
    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development

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