The Child is father of the man : implications for the demographic transition
Licandro, Omar
Croix, David de la
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Unitat de Fonaments de l'Anàlisi Econòmica
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica

Date: 2009
Description: 34 p.
Abstract: We propose a new theory of the demographic transition based on the evidence that body development during childhood is an important predictor of adult life expectancy. This theory is embodied in an OLG framework where fertility, longevity and education all result from individual decisions. The model displays different regimes, allowing the economy to move slowly from an initial Malthusian regime towards the Modern era. The dynamics reproduces the key features of the demographic transition, including the permanent increase in life expectancy, resulting from improvements in body development, the hump in both population growth and fertility, and a late increase in secondary educational attainments.
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Language: Anglès.
Series: Working papers
Series: Working papers ; 765.09
Document: workingPaper
Subject: Esperança de vida ; Transició demogràfica ; Fertilitat humana

Adreça alternativa: https://hdl.handle.net/2072/20341


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