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Demographic structure and economic growth: Evidence from China

Wei, Zheng (Annie); Hao, Rui

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This paper examines the economic implications of demographic change in the Chinese context. We extend the growth equation by incorporating age structure dynamics and apply it to China's provincial-level data during the period 1989-2004. We find that changes in demographic structure, especially the contribution of fertility decline to lower youth dependency, have helped fuel China's economic growth since 1989. The effect of demographic change on income growth operates mainly through its impact...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/35523
Source: Journal of Comparative Economics
DOI: 10.1016/j.jce.2010.08.002

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