Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/662
Title: Life expectancy and economic development: Evidence from microdata
Authors: Turan, Belgi
Keywords: Economic development
education
fertility
HIV/AIDS
labor supply
life expectancy
Issue Date: 1-Aug-2020
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Source: Turan, B. (2020). Life expectancy and economic development: Evidence from microdata. Review of Development Economics, 24(3), 949-972.
Abstract: This study examines the effect of life expectancy on fertility, education, and labor force participation. Using birth and sibling histories from the Demographic Health Surveys conducted in sub-Saharan Africa, I construct a time series of age-specific birth rates and mortality rates at the country-region level. I use these data to test the implications of a general equilibrium model linking life expectancy to fertility, human capital, and labor supply. My results suggest that increases in life expectancy reduce fertility, increase education, and increase labor force participation. Overall, my empirical results suggest that in sub-Saharan Africa, increases in life expectancy will have a positive impact on growth through fertility, education, and labor supply but that the effect will be small. My results also rule out the possibility that recent shocks to adult mortality in high HIV prevalence countries will reduce fertility, increase labor productivity, and lead to faster growth. © 2020 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
URI: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/rode.12665
https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/662
ISSN: 13636669
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