Is population beneficial to economic growth? An empirical study of China

Furuoka, Fumitaka (2018) Is population beneficial to economic growth? An empirical study of China. Quality & Quantity, 52 (1). pp. 209-225. ISSN 0033-5177, DOI

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This study examined the relationship between population growth and economic growth in China. It employed innovative econometric methods including the breakpoint unit root test, the autoregressive distributed lag method, the bounds test for cointegration and the Toda–Yamamoto causality test. The empirical analysis detected a negative long-run relationship and bidirectional causality between population and economic growth. This means that the findings suggested that population growth was a cause and an effect of economic growth. The study concluded that population expansion could be detrimental to economic growth in China. At the same time, economic growth could stem population expansion.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ARDL method; China; Economic growth; Population; Structural break; Toda–Yamamoto causality test
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic & International) Office > Asia-Europe Institute
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2019 02:38
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2019 02:38

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