IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/hhs/oruesi/2004_007.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

The Population Age Distribution, Human Capital, and Economic Growth: The U.S. states 1930-2000

Author

Listed:
  • Persson, Joakim

    (Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics)

Abstract

Abstract This paper introduces age-based population heterogeneity in the Mankiw, Romer, and Weil (1992)model to improve measurement of aggregate labor and aggregate human capital. The estimation results are consistent with this model, and they indicate a hump-shaped and quantitatively important partial relation between the initial population age distribution and the subsequent rate of economic growth for the U.S. states for the period 1930-2000. This paper also finds that the estimated growth effects of the initial level of income per capita, of educational attainment, and of variables measuring the population growth rate are substantially biased if the age distribution is not accounted for.

Suggested Citation

  • Persson, Joakim, 2004. "The Population Age Distribution, Human Capital, and Economic Growth: The U.S. states 1930-2000 ," Working Papers 2004:7, Örebro University, School of Business.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:oruesi:2004_007
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    To our knowledge, this item is not available for download. To find whether it is available, there are three options:
    1. Check below whether another version of this item is available online.
    2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
    3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.

    More about this item

    Keywords

    Population age structure; Regional Economic growth; Human capital; Population Growth; Migration;

    JEL classification:

    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • O18 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
    • O47 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence

    NEP fields

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    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:hhs:oruesi:2004_007. 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: (). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/ieoruse.html .

    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.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using 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.