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Corruption, fertility, and human capital

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  • Varvarigos, Dimitrios
  • Arsenis, Panagiotis
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    We build an overlapping generations model in which reproductive households face a child quantity–child quality trade-off and bureaucrats are delegated with the task of delivering public services that support the accumulation of human capital. By integrating the theoretical analyses of endogenous growth, corruption and fertility choices, we show that the negative relation between fertility and economic development may also be affected by differences in the magnitude of bureaucratic corruption.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.

    Volume (Year): 109 (2015)
    Issue (Month): C ()
    Pages: 145-162

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:jeborg:v:109:y:2015:i:c:p:145-162
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2014.11.006
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