Demographic Dynamics and the Empirics of Economic Growth

Author/Editor:

Michael Sarel

Publication Date:

December 1, 1994

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Summary:

This paper examines the effects of demographic dynamics on the measured rates of economic growth. First, it develops a model of production with labor productivity that varies with age. Second, it uses macroeconomic and demographic data to estimate the relative productivity of different age groups. Third, it constructs a panel database of effective labor supply in order to reflect the changing age-structure of the population. Fourth, it decomposes the historical measured growth rates into effects of demographic dynamics and into “real” growth rates, net of demographic effects.

Series:

Working Paper No. 94/143

Notes:

Also published in Staff Papers, Vol. 42, No. 2, June 1995.

English

Publication Date:

December 1, 1994

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451926880/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA1431994

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

22

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