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Is Anywhere Stuck in a Malthusian Trap?

dc.contributor.authorKenny, Charles
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-30T07:28:51Z
dc.date.available2012-03-30T07:28:51Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.description.abstractThe key features of the Malthusian model are that (i) income determines population growth, with rising wages increasing survival rates and (ii) there is a vital factor of production (land) which is fixed, implying decreased returns to scale for all other factors. The equilibrium state in such a model is a population living on subsistence incomes. The country-level analysis in this paper suggests that (i) the link between income and population growth is (almost) everywhere broken and (ii) there is little evidence of declining returns to scale because of constraints imposed by land carrying capacity anywhere. Population dynamics are being driven by non-income factors in a manner that is reducing population growth rates everywhere. At the same time, output is increasing everywhere, in a manner inconsistent with significantly declining returns to scale based on land being a vital factor of production.en
dc.identifier.citationKyklos
dc.identifier.issn00235962
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10986/4619
dc.language.isoEN
dc.relation.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo
dc.rights.holderWorld Bank
dc.subjectDemographic Trends and Forecasts
dc.subjectGeneral Migration J110
dc.subjectEconomic History: Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment, and Extractive Industries: General, International, or Comparative N500
dc.subjectOne, Two, and Multisector Growth Models O410
dc.subjectMeasurement of Economic Growth
dc.subjectAggregate Productivity
dc.subjectCross-Country Output Convergence O470
dc.subjectRenewable Resources and Conservation: Land Q240
dc.titleIs Anywhere Stuck in a Malthusian Trap?en
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dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.typeArticle de journalfr
dc.typeArtículo de revistaes
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okr.doctypeJournal Article
okr.externalcontentExternal Content
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum1014
okr.journal.nbpages192-205
okr.language.supporteden
okr.peerreviewAcademic Peer Review
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okr.relation.associatedurlhttp://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118484458/home
okr.volume63
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