Thursday, July 16, 2009

Economics Of Low Fertility Rates

Interesting thoughts about a country's low fertility rates at Capital Gains and Games blog.
The summary describes a set of calculations to maximize the working-age share of the population. That is an interesting way to think about the issue -- the per-capita cost to the government of pay-as-you-go social insurance and other age-related transfers (like education) should be minimized that way.
Read the enitre blog post here.

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