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Demographic Change and Long-Run Development

Matteo Cervellati and Uwe Sunde


Over the last two hundred years, mortality and fertility levels in the Western world have dropped to unprecedented levels. This demographic transition was accompanied by an economic transition that led to widespread education and economic growth after centuries of near-stagnation. At the same time, other changes have occurred in family structures, culture, and the organization of society. Economists have only recently begun to take into account the demographic transition from high mortality and high fertility when modeling and researching economic development. This book reviews recent approach ... More

Keywords: mortality, fertility, Western world, family structures, demographic transition, economic development, economic demography

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780262036627
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262036627.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matteo Cervellati, editor
University of Bologna

Uwe Sunde, editor
University of Munich

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