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Fertility, Education, Growth, and Sustainability.

Author: David De la Croix
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Series: CICSE lectures in growth and development.
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Outlines key parallels between demographic development and economic outcomes, explaining how fertility, growth and inequality are related.
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De la Croix, David.
Fertility, Education, Growth, and Sustainability.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David De la Croix
ISBN: 9781139840491 1139840495 9781139342216 1139342215 128381255X 9781283812559 9781139845229 1139845225 9781139846080 1139846086
OCLC Number: 818883446
Notes: 7.3.3 Simulation of transition paths.
Description: 1 online resource (268 pages)
Contents: Cover; Fertility, Education, Growth, and Sustainability; HalfTitle; Copyright; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; List of symbols; List of definitions; List of propositions; Introduction; Part ONE Differential fertility; 1 Benchmark model; 1.1 The model; 1.2 Introducing a lump sum transfer; 1.3 Numerical illustration; 2 Implications for the growth --
inequality relationship; 2.1 The model economy; 2.2 Theoretical results; 2.2.1 The tradeoff between the quality and quantity of children; 2.2.2 The balanced growth path; 2.2.3 The dynamics of individual human capital. 2.2.4 Extension with endogenous child rearing time2.3 Computational experiments; 2.3.1 Calibration; 2.3.2 Initial inequality, fertility, and growth; 2.3.3 The dynamics of inequality, fertility, and growth; 2.4 Conclusion; 3 Understanding the forerunners in fertility decline; 3.1 Rouen and Geneva data; 3.2 A simple model of fertility; 3.3 Numerical experiments --
calibration; 3.4 Numerical experiments --
comparative statics; 3.5 Additional data; 3.6 Conclusion; Part TWO Education policy; 4 Education policy: private versus public schools; 4.1 The model; 4.1.1 The set-up with private education. 4.1.2 Fertility and education choices under private education4.1.3 The set-up with public education; 4.1.4 Fertility and policy choices under public education; 4.2 Comparing private and public education; 4.2.1 Long-run dynamics; 4.2.2 Implications for growth; 4.3 Growth and inequality over time; 4.3.1 Calibration; 4.3.2 Initial conditions and growth; 4.3.3 Human capital accumulation and inequality dynamics; 4.4 Conclusion; 5 Education politics and democracy; 5.1 The model economy; 5.1.1 Preferences and technology; 5.1.2 Timing of events and private choices; 5.1.3 The political mechanism. 5.1.4 The equilibrium5.2 Comparing the education regimes; 5.3 Political power and multiple equilibria; 5.4 Alternative timing assumptions; 5.4.1 Outcomes with full government commitment; 5.4.2 Outcomes with partial government commitment; 5.5 A dynamic extension; 5.5.1 The model economy; 5.5.2 Private choices; 5.5.3 The political mechanism; 5.5.4 The equilibrium; 5.5.5 Comparing the education regimes; 5.5.6 The dynamics of education regimes; 5.6 Extensions to an ethnic dimension; 5.7 Conclusion; 6 Empirical evidence; 6.1 Inequality, fertility, and schooling across US states. 6.2 Determinants of fertility and public versus private schooling at the household level6.3 Schooling over time; 6.4 Inequality, fertility, and schooling across countries; 6.5 Public education spending and democracy; 6.6 Conclusion; Part THREE Sustainability; 7 Environmental collapse and population dynamics; 7.1 Historical evidence; 7.2 The model; 7.2.1 Preferences and technology; 7.2.2 The bargaining problem; 7.2.3 The fertility choice; 7.2.4 Dynamics; 7.3 Numerical simulations and robustness analysis; 7.3.1 The Nash Equilibrium; 7.3.2 Resources and population dynamics.
Series Title: CICSE lectures in growth and development.

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