Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/62656
Authors: 
Galor, Oded
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Brown University, Department of Economics 2010-12
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 Theoy
JEL: 
O10
J1
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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