Family Planning and Climate Change

36 Pages Posted: 21 Feb 2019

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Reyer Gerlagh

Tilburg University - Tilburg University School of Economics and Management

Veronica Lupi

University of Milan

Marzio Galeotti

University of Milan - Department of Environmental Science and Policy (DESP); Bocconi University - IEFE Centre for Research on Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy

Date Written: 2018

Abstract

The historical increase in emissions is for one-fourth attributable to the growth of emissions per person, whereas three-fourths are due to population growth. This striking evidence is not represented in the majority of climate-economic studies, which mostly neglect the environmental consequences of individuals’ reproductive decisions. In this paper, we study the interactions between climate change and population dynamics. We develop an analytical model of endogenous fertility and embed it in a calibrated climate-economy model. Our results present family planning as an integral part of climate policies and quantify the costs of neglecting the interaction.

Keywords: fertility, climate change, population, carbon tax, fertility tax, climate-economy models

JEL Classification: J110, J130, H230, Q540, Q560

Suggested Citation

Gerlagh, Reyer and Lupi, Veronica and Galeotti, Marzio, Family Planning and Climate Change (2018). CESifo Working Paper No. 7421. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3338775

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