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Endogenous Population in a Land-Constrained Economy - Introduction and Summary

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  • Horn af Rantzien, Mia

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A short review of different types of motives in fertility decisions is given, followed by a discussion on the characteristics of societies where the insurance and producer goods motives are important. Three models investigating the effects of different types of policy interventions in such societies are reviewed. The policies analyzed include foreign aid, agricultural reform and exogenous reductions in child mortality. Recent trends in fertility patterns are riefly discussed.

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  • Horn af Rantzien, Mia, 1994. "Endogenous Population in a Land-Constrained Economy - Introduction and Summary," SSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance 26, Stockholm School of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:hastef:0026
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    Keywords

    Endogenous fertility; foreign aid; land reform; child mortality;

    JEL classification:

    • J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
    • D91 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - Role and Effects of Psychological, Emotional, Social, and Cognitive Factors on Decision Making
    • O12 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • Q15 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Land Ownership and Tenure; Land Reform; Land Use; Irrigation; Agriculture and Environment
    • Q12 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets

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