Longer lives, fertility, and accumulation

Mateos-Planas, Xavier (2003) Longer lives, fertility, and accumulation. Economics Letters, 80, (2), 175-180. (doi:10.1016/S0165-1765(03)00088-0).


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In the neoclassical growth model with dynastic households, a reduction of mortality may lead to a steady-state with higher income and lower fertility and population growth rates. This requires that reductions in mortality have a sufficiently larger relative impact at younger ages.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1016/S0165-1765(03)00088-0
ISSNs: 0165-1765 (print)
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Keywords: neoclassical growth model, fertility, mortality, demographic transition
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Economics
ePrint ID: 33454
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Date Deposited: 16 May 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:59
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/33454

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