Population Growth, Income Distribution, and Economic Development: Theory, methodology, and empirical results

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dc.contributor.author HEERINK, Nico
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-05T08:32:23Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-05T08:32:23Z
dc.date.issued 1994
dc.identifier.citation Berlin/New York, Springer, 1994, Population Economics en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-3540573234
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1814/22274
dc.description (Published version of EUI PhD thesis, 1991.) en
dc.description.abstract In this book, a model of long-term interrelationships between income distribution, population growth and economic development is developed and estimated from data for 54 countries. The results indicate that a reduction of income inequality leads to lower fertility and mortality, to improvedbasic needs satisfaction, and to lower labour force participation of young and old males and of females in Asia and Africa. The effect of income distribution on saving and consumption is found to be negligible. These outcomes suggest that family planning and health policies in LDCs will show better results when they are supplemented with policies aimed at makingthe poor benefit from economic growth. As regards development policy, the results indicate that a reduction of income inequality does not impair the formation of physical capital, but enhances the formation of human capital and lowers the growth rate of the labour force. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Springer en
dc.title Population Growth, Income Distribution, and Economic Development: Theory, methodology, and empirical results en
dc.type Book en
dc.neeo.contributor HEERINK|Nico|aut|


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