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Population Growth and Economic Growth: Long-Run Evidence from Latin America

John Thornton
Southern Economic Journal
Vol. 68, No. 2 (Oct., 2001), pp. 464-468
DOI: 10.2307/1061606
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1061606
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Population Growth and Economic Growth: Long-Run Evidence from Latin America
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Abstract

Unit root tests, the Johansen maximal likelihood methodology, and Granger causality tests in the context of a one-step error correction model are used to examine the long-run relation between population and per capita GDP in seven Latin American countries over most of the 20th century. The results suggest that no long-run relation has existed and, hence, population growth neither causes per capita GDP growth nor is caused by it.

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