JEL classification: O0, O57, O10, N10
Key words: fertility, mortality, demographic transition, economic development
The author thanks the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta for research support in the later stages of this project and the participants at the Midwest Macroeconomics Meetings at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, ASSA winter meetings at New Orleans, the University of Notre Dame, Brown University, and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York for helpful comments and suggestions. In particular, the author would like to single out Tim Kehoe's comments at the winter meetings for pushing the author to add a true sensitivity analysis. Tamura also thanks Scott Baier, Gary Becker, Gerald Dwyer, Ed Lazear, Robert E. Lucas Jr., Kevin M. Murphy, Curtis Simon, Paula Tkac, David Weil, and Sherwin Rosen. The author gratefully acknowledges the Center for International Trade for partial financial support.
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