Fertility choice in a growth model with land: Malthus reconsidered.

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Presents a neo-classical growth model designed to explore the robustness of Malthus' pessimistic conjecture about the inevitability of a subsistence steady state to alterations in his fundamental postulates. The Samuelson (1958) - Diamond (1965) overlapping generations growth model is used to analyze Malthusian assumptions; a fixed factor of production that is essential to the production of food - land - is added to the model. Malthus' assumptions and conclusions are shown to be consistent with a neoclassical growth model. -from WAERSA

Original languageEnglish
JournalCenter Discussion Paper - Yale University, Economic Growth Center
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes


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