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Population aging, human capital accumulation, and productivity growth.

9780878341160

Population aging, human capital accumulation, and productivity growth.

Ed. by Alexia Prskawetz et al.

The Population Council

2008

325 pages

$25.00

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HQ1061

This is a supplement to v.34, 2008, Population and Development Review. Twelve papers from a December 2004 workshop organized by the Vienna Institute of Demography on "Population Aging and Economic Productivity are presented by editors Prskawetz (Institute for Mathematical Methods in Economics, Vienna U. of Technology, Austria), Bloom (economics and demography, Harvard School of Public Health, US), and Lutz (director, Vienna Institute of Demography, Austria). Papers in the first section review recent demographic changes and their economic significance for the world as a whole and in Ireland and Taiwan more specifically. Recognizing that population aging will change the composition of human capital, particularly its educational component, the second section is devoted to the role of human capital accumulation in economic growth and includes discussion of the mortality of the fellows of the Royal Society of London and correlations to scientific progress; the impact of mortality, fertility, and technological progress on school density, literacy, and economic growth in England in from the 16th century to 19th century; and a framework for the measurement of the dynamics of human capital accumulation by age, sex, and levels of educational attainment. The final section contains productivity studies at various levels of analysis.

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