Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Theoretical Studies on Economic Change and Demographic Development

  3. Applied Studies on Economic Change and Demographic Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. The Case of Hungary: A Historical Perspective

    3. Issues of Developing Countries

    4. Demographic Economic Models

      1. Rob J. M. Alessie, Arie Kapteyn
        Pages 272-305
      2. Bernard M. S. van Praag, Menno P. Pradhan
        Pages 306-324
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 325-325

About these proceedings


In recent years, population economics has become increasingly popular in both economic and policy analysis. For the inquiry into the long term development of an economy, the interaction between demographic change and economic activity cannot be neglected without omitting major aspects of the problems. This volume helps to further developments in theoretical and applied demographical economics covering the issues of demographic change and economic development. The interaction between demographic change and economic development in the long run is one central issue. One conjecture is that it is mainly the relative population pressure which controls the pace of economic development. However, econometric evidence presented in the book does not support this hypothesis. Other papers deal with the relationships between fertility and business cycle fluctuations, the timing of births, the efficiency in intergenerational transfers, the role of open economies for the population issue, historical perspectives of demographic change in Hungary and an outline of recent developments of applied modelling using input-output models, programming models or econometric techniques.


Demographic Changes Demographic change Demography Historical Demography developing countries economic development economics economy fertility mortality population population economics population growth

Editors and affiliations

  • Alois Wenig
    • 1
  • Klaus F. Zimmermann
    • 2
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für WirtschaftstheorieFernuniversität HagenHagen 1Germany
  2. 2.Fakultät für Volkswirtschaftslehre und StatistikUniversität MannheimMannheim 1Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-51140-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-83789-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-8806
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