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The Linkage between Fertility and Labor Productivity: A European Perspective

Mathias Laich () and Andrea Schneider ()
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Mathias Laich: Department of Economics, Helmut Schmidt University, Holstenhofweg 85, 22043 Hamburg, Germany.

Eastern Economic Journal, 2014, vol. 40, issue 3, 405-419

Abstract: We estimate vector error-correction models and vector autoregression models, respectively, for 13 European countries (1970–2005) to examine the — widely debated — relationship between population growth and economic growth. While for most European countries we find a positive long-run relationship, some countries show a negative linkage. We also analyze short-term interdependencies and find evidence that the relationship between productivity and reproductivity may have changed over time.

Date: 2014
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