English, Article, Journal or magazine article edition: Demographic Transition and Industrial Revolution: A Coincidence? Oksana Leukhina; Michael Bar

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  • Demographic Transition and Industrial Revolution: A Coincidence?
Author
  • Oksana Leukhina
  • Michael Bar
Physical Description
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  • All industrialized countries experienced a transition from high birth rates and stagnant standards of living to low birth rates and sustained growth in per capita income. What contributed to this transformation? Were output and population dynamics driven by common or separate forces? We develop a general equilibrium model with endogenous fertility in order to quantitatively investigate the English case. We find that mortality decline significantly influences birth rates. Increased productivity has a negligible effect on birth rates but accounts for nearly all of the increase in per capita output, industrialization, urbanization, and the decline of land share in total income
  • demographic transition, industrial revolution, mortality, technological progress
  • RePEc:red:sed006:383
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  • English
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