Fanti, Luciano and Gori, Luca (2010): Endogenous fertility and development traps with endogenous lifetime.
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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.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Endogenous fertility and development traps with endogenous lifetime|
|English Title:||Endogenous fertility and development traps with endogenous lifetime|
|Keywords:||Endogenous fertility; Health; Life expectancy; OLG model|
|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 > O40 - General
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I10 - General
|Depositing User:||Luca Gori|
|Date Deposited:||29. Oct 2010 11:44|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 22:36|
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