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Endogenous fertility and development traps with endogenous lifetime

Fanti, Luciano and Gori, Luca (2010): Endogenous fertility and development traps with endogenous lifetime.

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Abstract

We extend the literature on endogenous lifetime and economic growth by Chakraborty (2004) and Bunzel and Qiao (2005) to endogenous fertility. It is shown that development traps due to under investments in health can never appear when fertility is an economic decision variable.

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