Journal of Population Economics

, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 101–117 | Cite as

A model of endogenous divorce and endogenous fertility

  • Chengze Simon Fan


This paper examines the interaction between decisions on divorce and fertility. The analysis generates two major implications. Firstly, it complements the existing literature on endogenous fertility to explain why population growth and economic growth can be negatively correlated after an economy develops to a certain level. Secondly, it indicates that economic development leads to a simultaneous increase in divorce rates and decrease in fertility rates.

JEL classification: D10 J12 J13 O12 
Key words: Divorce fertility economic development 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chengze Simon Fan
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  1. 1.Department of Economics, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong (Fax: 852-2891-7940; e-mail:

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