Age Structure and Productivity Growth

Publication year: 2007

Jaypee Sevilla

There are two competing hypotheses regarding demographic processes and technological progress. One holds that a rapidly growing adult population stimulates technological progress, while the other holds that it retards it. Analyzing cross-country macro data from developing countries for the period 1970-2000, the evidence in this paper supports the view that the demographic dividend includes positive impacts on technological progress.

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Publication year: 2007

Jaypee Sevilla

There are two competing hypotheses regarding demographic processes and technological progress. One holds that a rapidly growing adult population stimulates technological progress, while the other holds that it retards it. Analyzing cross-country macro data from developing countries for the period 1970-2000, the evidence in this paper supports the view that the demographic dividend includes positive impacts on technological progress.

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