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Growth and inequality: a demographic explanation

By Kazutoshi Miyazawa

Abstract

This paper investigates the relationship between growth and inequality from a demographic point of view. In an extended model of the accidental bequest with endogenous fertility, we analyze the effects of a decrease in old-age mortality rate on the equilibrium growth rate as well as on the income distribution. We show that the relationship between growth and inequality is at first positive and then may be negative in the process of population aging. The results are consistent with the empirical evidence in some developed countries

Topics: HQ The family. Marriage. Woman, HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Publisher: Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science
Year: 2006
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:6539
Provided by: LSE Research Online
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