Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/176841
Authors: 
Kufenko, Vadim
Geloso, Vincent
Prettner, Klaus
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
Hohenheim Discussion Papers in Business, Economics and Social Sciences 05-2018
Abstract: 
We assess the effects of changes in household size on the long-run evolution of living standards and on cross-country convergence. When the observed changes in average household size across countries are taken into consideration, growth in living standards is slower throughout the 20th century as compared to a measure based on per capita GDP. Furthermore, the speed of divergence between different countries before 1950 is faster and the speed of convergence after 1950 is slower after adjusting for the evolution in household size.
Subjects: 
divergence
convergence
long-run growth
changing household size
demography
JEL: 
J11
O11
O47
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Document Type: 
Working Paper
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