Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/22473
Authors: 
Strulik, Holger
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
Diskussionspapiere des Fachbereichs Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Universität Hannover 361
Abstract: 
This paper investigates the impact of subsistence consumption and extrinsic and intrinsic causes of child mortality on fertility and child expenditure. It offers a theory for why mankind multiplies at higher rates at geographically unfavorable, tropical locations. Placed into a macroeconomic framework this behavior creates an indirect channel through which geography shapes economic performance. It is explained why it are countries of low absolute latitude where we observe exceedingly slow (if not stalled) economic development and demographic transition.
Subjects: 
Demographic Transition
Geography
Health
Nutrition
Cross-Country Divergence
JEL: 
J10
O11
O12
J13
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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