Geography, Health, and Demo-Economic Development
Holger Strulik ()
No 05-15, Discussion Papers from University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics
This paper investigates the interactive impact of subsistence consumption and child mortality on fertility choice and child expenditure. It offers an explanation for why mankind multiplies at higher rates at geographically unfavorable, tropical locations. In a macro-economic framework it proposes an indirect channel of geography’s influence on economic performance. It explains why it are the world’s unfavorably located regions where we observe exceedingly slow (if not stalled) economic development and demographic transition.
Keywords: demographic transition; geography; health; cross-country divergence (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J10 J13 O11 O12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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