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Microeconomic Foundations of the Demographic Dividend

  title={Microeconomic Foundations of the Demographic Dividend},
  author={David E. Bloom and David Canning and G{\"u}nther Fink and Jocelyn E. Finlay},
The potential economic returns to the demographic transition are high. As countries move from a steady state with high mortality and high fertility to an equilibrium with low mortality and fewer children, lower dependency ratios, higher investment in human and physical capital as well as increased female labor force participation contribute to economic growth. In this paper, we analyze the demographic transition at the household level, investigating the distributional patterns of the economic… 

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