Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/96020
Authors: 
Brezis, Elise S.
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Working Papers, Bar-Ilan University, Department of Economics 2012-04
Abstract: 
From the canonical model of Becker onward, models of population dynamics have been based on assumptions which fit the family structure of developed countries. The aim of this paper is to develop a framework that fits the family structure of poor countries. The building blocks of the model incorporate elements essential to the determination of population dynamics in poor countries, i.e., child labor, intergenerational flows from children to parents, and the effects of child labor on children's health. The main result of this paper is that the correlation between economic growth and fertility rates runs in inverse directions for poor and rich countries.
Subjects: 
child labor
health deterioration
intergenerational transfers
fertility rates
JEL: 
J13
O11
O16
O40
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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