Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/80187
Authors: 
Galor, Oded
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Brown University, Department of Economics 2004-13
Abstract: 
The demographic transition that swept the world in the course of the last century has been identified as one of the prime forces in the transition from stagnation to growth. The unprecedented increase in population growth during the early stages of industrialization was ultimately reversed and the demographic transition brought about a significant reduction in fertility rates and population growth in various regions of the world, enabling economies to convert a larger share of the fruits of factor accumulation and technological progress into growth of income per capita. This paper examines various mechanisms that have been proposed as possible triggers for the demographic transition, assessing their empirical validity, and their potential role in the transition from stagnation to growth. – Growth ; Technological Progress ; Demographic Transition ; Human Capital ; Evolution ; Malthusian Stagnation
JEL: 
O11
O14
O33
O40
J11
J13
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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