publication . Article . Preprint . Other literature type . 1987

Human capital, population growth, and economic development: Beyond correlations

Rosenzweig, Mark R.; Rosenzweig, Mark R.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 1987 Journal: Journal of Policy Modeling, volume 10, pages 83-111 (issn: 0161-8938, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Abstract Empirical evidence on three assertions commonly made by population policy advocates about the relationships among population growth, human capital formation, and economic development is discussed and evaluated in the light of economic-biological models of household behavior and of its relevance to population policy. The three assertions are that (a) population growth and human capital investments jointly reflect and respond to changes in the economic environment, (b) larger families directly impede human capital formation, and (c) the inability of couples to control fertility is an important determinant of investment in human capital. The evidence sugge...
Subjects
free text keywords: International Development, Labor and Human Capital,, Economics and Econometrics, Economics, Capital intensity, Capital deepening, Human capital, Economic capital, Economic growth, Capital accumulation, Macroeconomics, Capital formation, Financial capital, Physical capital, International Development, Labor and Human Capital
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publication . Article . Preprint . Other literature type . 1987

Human capital, population growth, and economic development: Beyond correlations

Rosenzweig, Mark R.; Rosenzweig, Mark R.;