Title: The effects of adult and non-adult mortality on long-run economic development
Subtitle: Evidence from a heterogeneous dynamic and cross-sectionally dependent panel of countries between 1800 and 2010
Authors: Herzer, Dierk 
Nagel, Korbinian
Language: eng
Issue Date: 2017
Other: Dewenter, Ralf
Publisher: Universitätsbibliothek der HSU/UniBwH
Document Type: Working Paper
Journal / Series / Working Paper (HSU): Diskussionspapier / Helmut-Schmidt-Universität / Fächergruppe Volkswirtschaftslehre 
Issue: 177
Publisher Place: Hamburg
Abstract: 
This study examines the effects of adult and non-adult mortality on the long-run level of income in a heterogeneous dynamic and cross-sectionally dependent panel. Employing data for 20 countries between 1800 and 2010, it is found that (i) while non-adult mortality has no long-run effect on GDP per capita, reductions in adult mortality lead to statistically and economically significant increases in the long-run level of per capita income; (ii) there are no significant differences in the long-run effects of adult mortality and non-adult mortality on GDP per capita before and after the onset of the demographic transition; and (iii) mortality in middle adulthood has the greatest impact on economic development, whereas early adulthood mortality and mortality in later adulthood have little to no impact on the long-run level of per capita income.
Organization Units (connected with the publication): VWL, insb. Konjunktur und Wachstum 
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/184880
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