New working paper by Dr. Bandyophadyay and Dr. Elliott Green on the relationship between fertility and wealth

Evidence on the pre-modern relationship between wealth and fertility has so far almost entirely relied upon data from Europe. Using British colonial records from early 19th-century India on widow suicides (satis), Dr. Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay (QMUL CGR) and Dr. Elliott Green (LSE DESTIN) show that there is a robust positive relationship between income and fertility. The full paper can be found here.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s