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The Effects of One-Child Policy on the Economy and the Environment in an OLG Framework

Version 1 : Received: 20 March 2018 / Approved: 20 March 2018 / Online: 20 March 2018 (09:09:16 CET)

How to cite: Stauvermann, P.J.; Hu, J.; Kumar, R.R. The Effects of One-Child Policy on the Economy and the Environment in an OLG Framework. Preprints 2018, 2018030176 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201803.0176.v1). Stauvermann, P.J.; Hu, J.; Kumar, R.R. The Effects of One-Child Policy on the Economy and the Environment in an OLG Framework. Preprints 2018, 2018030176 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201803.0176.v1).

Abstract

In this paper we take China’s one child policy as an example and investigate its environmental impact. We develop a model for an economy using a standard overlapping generation model extended with human capital, endogenous fertility, and changing life expectancy. To model the environmental impact of economic activities, we use a modified IPAT model. We show that China’s one child has a very strong positive impact on the environment, particularly if we consider the whole human legacy.        

Subject Areas

one-child policy; environment; OLG model; fertility; human capital; child tax

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