Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

SSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance,
Stockholm School of Economics

No 26: Endogenous Population in a Land-Constrained Economy - Introduction and Summary

Mia Horn af Rantzien

Abstract: A short review of different types of motives in fertility decisions is given, followed by a discussion on the characteristics of societies where the insurance and producer goods motives are important. Three models investigating the effects of different types of policy interventions in such societies are reviewed. The policies analyzed include foreign aid, agricultural reform and exogenous reductions in child mortality. Recent trends in fertility patterns are riefly discussed.

Keywords: Endogenous fertility; foreign aid; land reform; child mortality

JEL-codes: J13; D91; O12; Q15; Q12

24 pages, November 1994

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