IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

Sectorial sift, inverted U-shaped fertility dynamics, and growth


  • Kazuhiro Yamamoto

    () (Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University)

  • Ken Tabata

    () (Kobe City University of Foreign Studies)


This paper constructs a small open two-sector overlapping-generations model with the subsistence level of consumption of agricultural goods and explains the following key stylized facts in the process of economic development: increases followed by declines in fertility rate, increases in human capital investment for children, and a sectorial shift in labor from agriculture to manufacture.

Suggested Citation

  • Kazuhiro Yamamoto & Ken Tabata, 2006. "Sectorial sift, inverted U-shaped fertility dynamics, and growth," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 10(5), pages 1-7.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-06j10003

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    References listed on IDEAS

    1. Tabata, Ken, 2003. "Inverted U-shaped fertility dynamics, the poverty trap and growth," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 81(2), pages 241-248, November.
    2. Kogel, Tomas & Prskawetz, Alexia, 2001. "Agricultural Productivity Growth and Escape from the Malthusian Trap," Journal of Economic Growth, Springer, vol. 6(4), pages 337-357, December.
    3. Tamura, Robert, 2002. "Human capital and the switch from agriculture to industry," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 27(2), pages 207-242, December.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)


    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.

    Cited by:

    1. Johannes Holler, 2008. "On the Role of Pension Systems in Economic Development and Demographic Transition," Vienna Economics Papers 0812, University of Vienna, Department of Economics.

    More about this item


    Demographic transition Sectorial sift Economic development;

    JEL classification:

    • J1 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics
    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-06j10003. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (John P. Conley). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.