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Working age population and regional economic growth in China

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This thesis examines the effects of changes in the working-age population on the regional economic growth of China, using provincial-level panel data from 1996 to 2015. The empirical model is based on the Solow’s economic growth model, where the key determinants of economic growth are capital intensity per labour, savings rate, and population growth. The model is estimated using the fixed-effects estimator with Mundlak-device and the Arellano-Bond method to overcome the endogeneity of labour and population. The share of working age population growth and employment growth both have significant and positive effects on the economic growth. The empirical evidence supports the hypothesis that demographic factors are one of the key factors that could explain the differences in regional economic growth.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction -- 2. Literature reviews -- 3. The Chinese economy -- 4. Theoretical framework -- 5. Descriptions of data -- 6. Empirical results and discussions -- 7. Concluding remark and limitations -- 8. References -- 9. Appendix.

Notes

Empirical thesis. Bibliography: pages 61-62

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis MRes

Degree

MRes, Macquarie University, Faculty of Business and Economics, Department of Economics

Department, Centre or School

Department of Economics

Year of Award

2017

Principal Supervisor

Geoffrey H. Kingston

Additional Supervisor 1

Daehoon Nahm

Rights

Copyright Ge Xu 2017. Copyright disclaimer: http://mq.edu.au/library/copyright

Language

English

Jurisdiction

China

Extent

1 online resource (70 pages) colour maps

Former Identifiers

mq:70663 http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1266489