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Title:The demographic transition: Causes and consequences PDF Logo
Authors:Galor, Oded
Issue Date:2012
Series/Report no.:Discussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6334
Abstract:This paper develops the theoretical foundations and the testable implications of the various mechanisms that have been proposed as possible triggers for the demographic transition. Moreover, it examines the empirical validity of each of the theories and their significance for the understanding of the transition from stagnation to growth. The analysis suggests that the rise in the demand for human capital in the process of development was the main trigger for the decline in fertility and the transition to modern growth.
Subjects:demographic transition
gender gap
human capital
fertility
mortality
Unified Growth Theory
JEL:O10
J1
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-201205025990
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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