Endogenous Fertility, Mortality and Growth

Posted: 25 Feb 1999

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Keith Blackburn

University of Manchester - School of Social Sciences

Giam Cipriani

University of Verona - Department of Economics

Abstract

Economic and demographic outcomes are determined jointly in a choice-theoretic model of fertility, mortality and capital accumulation. There is an endogenous population of reproductive agents who belong to dynastic families of overlapping generations connected through altruism. In addition to choosing savings and births, parents may reduce (infant) deaths by incurring expenditures on health-care which is also provided by the government. A generalised production technology accounts for long-run endogenous growth with short-run transitional dynamics. The analysis yields testable time series and cross-section implications which accord with the empirical evidence on the relationship between demography and development.

JEL Classification: J13, O41

Suggested Citation

Blackburn, Keith and Cipriani, Giam, Endogenous Fertility, Mortality and Growth. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=147312

Keith Blackburn (Contact Author)

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Giam Cipriani

University of Verona - Department of Economics ( email )

Via dell'Artigliere, 8
37129 Verona
Italy

HOME PAGE: http://dse.univr.it/cipriani

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