Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/37109
Authors: 
Strulik, Holger
Weisdorf, Jacob
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
Diskussionspapiere der Wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultät // Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Leibniz Universität Hannover 442
Abstract: 
This study provides a uni ed growth theory to correctly predict the initially negative and subsequently positive relationship between child mortality and net reproduction observed in industrialized countries over the course of their demographic transitions. The model captures the intricate interplay between technological progress, mortality, fertility and economic growth in the transition from Malthusian stagnation to modern growth. Not only does it provide an explanation for the demographic observation that fertility rates response with a delay to lower child mortality. It also identi es a number of turning points over the course of development, suggesting a high degree of complexity regarding the relationships between various economic and demographic variables.
Subjects: 
Economic Growth
Mortality
Fertility
Structural Change
Industrial Revolution
JEL: 
O11
O14
J10
J13
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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