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Foreign Aid and Population Policy: Some Ethical Considerations


  • Blackorby, C.
  • Bossert, W.
  • Donaldon, D.


Dans un modele a deux periodes on peut considerer que l'aide a l'etranger peut-etre definie soit en terme d'un bien a consommer soit en terme de controle des naissances. La taille de la population en deuxieme periode est endogene. Nous examinons l'affectation optimale de cette ressource rare en employant une famille de principes ethiques regroupes sous le terme de l'utilitarisme d'un niveau critique. Deux variantes du meme modele sont discutees: la production exogene et la production endogene. Les resultats indiquent que la reponse ethique du niveau de la population par raport au cout du controle des naissnaces et par rapport a l'importance de l'aide a l'etranger depend du rapport entre le niveau critique et le niveau de bien-etre de la population.

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  • Blackorby, C. & Bossert, W. & Donaldon, D., 1995. "Foreign Aid and Population Policy: Some Ethical Considerations," G.R.E.Q.A.M. 97a23, Universite Aix-Marseille III.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:aixmeq:97a23

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    1. Blackorby, Charles & Bossert, Walter & Donaldson, David, 1999. "Foreign aid and population policy: some ethical considerations," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 59(2), pages 203-232, August.
    2. Ahmad, Khalil & Ali, Amjad & Irfan Chani, Muhammad, 2014. "Does sector specific foreign aid matter for fertility? An empirical analysis form Pakistan," MPRA Paper 72851, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Leonid V. Azarnert, 2009. "Foreign Aid, Fertility and Population Growth:Evidence from Africa," Working Papers 2009-12, Bar-Ilan University, Department of Economics.
    4. Kevin Sylwester, 2008. "Foreign Aid and Urbanization in Developing Countries," International Journal of Business and Economics, College of Business and College of Finance, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan, vol. 7(2), pages 153-166, August.
    5. David Cuberes & Kevin Tsui, 2011. "Aid and Fertility: What Does the Cross-Country Evidence Show?," Working Papers 2011024, The University of Sheffield, Department of Economics.

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    JEL classification:

    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration


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