Journal Article

Trading Population for Productivity: Theory and Evidence

Oded Galor and Andrew Mountford

in The Review of Economic Studies

Published on behalf of Review of Economic Studies Ltd

Volume 75, issue 4, pages 1143-1179
Published in print October 2008 | ISSN: 0034-6527
Published online October 2008 | e-ISSN: 1467-937X | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-937X.2008.00501.x
Trading Population for Productivity: Theory and Evidence

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Demand and Supply of Labour
  • International Trade
  • Demographic Economics
  • Education and Research Institutions

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

This research argues that the differential effect of international trade on the demand for human capital across countries has been a major determinant of the distribution of income and population across the globe. In developed countries the gains from trade have been directed towards investment in education and growth in income per capita, whereas a significant portion of these gains in less developed economies has been chanelled towards population growth. Cross-country regressions establish that indeed trade has positive effects on fertility and negative effects on education in non-OECD economies, while inducing fertility decline and human capital formation in OECD economies.

Keywords: F14; I21; J13; J24

Journal Article.  18226 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour ; International Trade ; Demographic Economics ; Education and Research Institutions

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.