Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/72221
Authors: 
Fernihough, Alan
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper Series, UCD Centre for Economic Research 11/13
Abstract: 
In this article I measure the child quantity-quality relationship in 1911 Ireland. My analysis shows that sibship size had a strong impact on the probability of school enrollment in both Belfast and Dublin. However, the magnitude of the relationship varied considerably across different cohorts, most noticeably between the two cities. The existence of this relationship shows how the demographic transition played a vital role in the expansion of human capital and is highly consistent with the theoretical foundations of various long-run growth theories.
Subjects: 
Quantity-Quality
Human Capital
Demographic Transition
Unified Growth Theory
JEL: 
J10
N3
O10
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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