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How the West 'Invented' Fertility Restriction

Hans-Joachim Voth and Nico Voigtlaender
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No 326, 2010 Meeting Papers from Society for Economic Dynamics

Abstract: household. In a Malthusian world, this translated into lower population pressure, raising average wages by up to a quarter. The Black Death thus set into motion a virtuous circle of higher wages and fertility decline that underpinned Europe’s high per capita incomes. We demonstrate the importance of this effect in a calibration of our model.

Date: 2010
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