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The non-linear effects of life expectancy on economic growth

Desbordes, Rodolphe (2011) The non-linear effects of life expectancy on economic growth. Economic Letters, 112 (1). pp. 116-118. ISSN 0165-1765

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Abstract

This paper shows that improvements in life expectancy (LE) had a non-linear effect on income per capita over the 1940–1980 period as this effect was conditional on each country’s initial level of LE. Whereas higher LE had an initial statistically significant negative impact on income per capita in countries with LE under 43 years in 1940, the opposite is true in countries with initial LE over 53 years.

Item type: Article
ID code: 35563
Keywords: life expectancy, growth, non-linearity, Economic Theory, Finance, Economics and Econometrics
Subjects: Social Sciences > Economic Theory
Department: Strathclyde Business School > Economics
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    Depositing user: Pure Administrator
    Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2011 15:34
    Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 13:21
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/35563

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