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dc.contributor.authorStrulik, Holgeren_US
dc.contributor.authorDalgaard, Carl-Johanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:08:33Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:08:33Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/19884-
dc.description.abstractThis paper develops a bio-economic Malthusian growth model. By integrating recent research on allometric scaling, energy consumption, and ontogenetic growth we provide a model where subsistence consumption is endogenously linked to body mass and fertility. The theory admits a two-dimensional Malthusian equilibrium characterized by population density and body mass (metabolic rate) of the representative adult. As a result, the analysis allows us to examine the link between, in particular, human biology and long run income, body mass and population size. Off the steady-state we investigate the possibility of cyclical behavior of the size of a population and the size of its representative member. We also demonstrate that a take-off into sustained growth should be associated with increasing income, population size, and body mass. The increase in the latter is, however, bounded and can be viewed as convergence to a biologically determined upper limit.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesProceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Göttingen 2007 / Verein für Socialpolitik, Research Committee Development Economics 31en_US
dc.subject.jelI12en_US
dc.subject.jelO11en_US
dc.subject.jelJ13en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordSubsistenceen_US
dc.subject.keywordNutritionen_US
dc.subject.keywordMetabolismen_US
dc.subject.keywordPopulation Growthen_US
dc.subject.keywordOntogenetic Growthen_US
dc.subject.keywordMalthusen_US
dc.subject.stwBioökonomiken_US
dc.subject.stwBevölkerungstheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwBevölkerungswachstumen_US
dc.subject.stwErnährungen_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwKörpergrößeen_US
dc.titleSubsistence: A Bio-economic Foundation of the Malthusian Equilibriumen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn56091413Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:gdec07:6554-
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