Thursday, 21 February 2013

New working paper by Dr. Bandyophadyay and Dr. Elliott Green on the relationship between fertility and wealth

Evidence on the pre-modern relationship between wealth and fertility has so far almost entirely relied upon data from Europe. Using British colonial records from early 19th-century India on widow suicides (satis), Dr. Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay (QMUL CGR) and Dr. Elliott Green (LSE DESTIN) show that there is a robust positive relationship between income and fertility. The full paper can be found here.

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