Temel, Tugrul (2011): Family size, human capital and growth: structural path analysis of Rwanda.
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This paper analyzes the macroeconomic role that different household groups play in human capital formation, sectoral growth and income distribution in Rwanda. Using a disaggregated SAM for Rwanda and with the assistance of structural path analysis, the paper explores the macroeconomic implications of family size for human capital, sectoral growth and income distribution. The findings support the so-called quantity-quality trade-off hypothesis: the smaller the family size, the higher the investment in human capital. In particular, the human capital investment of households with 1-3 children tends to be more pronounced than that of households with more than 3 children. Moreover, households with 1-3 children act as an important intermediate pole transmitting the influence of human capital investment on agricultural production. As a result, promoting family planning programs seems to be a viable strategy for economic growth and poverty reduction.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Family size, human capital and growth: structural path analysis of Rwanda|
|English Title:||Family size, human capital and growth: structural path analysis of Rwanda|
|Keywords:||Family size, human capital, growth, Rwanda, structural path analysis|
|Subjects:||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J13 - Fertility ; Family Planning ; Child Care ; Children ; Youth
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O4 - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity > O47 - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth ; Aggregate Productivity ; Cross-Country Output Convergence
H - Public Economics > H3 - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents > H31 - Household
D - Microeconomics > D3 - Distribution > D33 - Factor Income Distribution
H - Public Economics > H4 - Publicly Provided Goods > H41 - Public Goods
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I18 - Government Policy ; Regulation ; Public Health
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O15 - Human Resources ; Human Development ; Income Distribution ; Migration
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education and Research Institutions > I28 - Government Policy
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C6 - Mathematical Methods ; Programming Models ; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling > C67 - Input-Output Models
|Depositing User:||Tugrul Temel|
|Date Deposited:||21. Jun 2011 14:15|
|Last Modified:||12. Mar 2015 15:52|
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