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AN ANALYSIS OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES

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2011
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Over the past several decades there has been extensive research done in an attempt to determine what demographic characteristics affect economic growth, measured in GDP per capita. Understanding what influences the growth of a country will vastly help policy makers enact policies to lead the country in a positive direction. This research focuses on isolating a new variable, women in the work force. As well as isolating a new variable, this research will modify a preexisting variable that was shown to be significant in order to make the variable more robust and sensitive to recessions. The intent of this thesis is to explore the relationship between several demographic characteristics and their effect on the growth rate of GDP per capita. The first step is to reproduce the work done by Barlow (1994) to ensure that the United States follows similar rules as the countries in his research. Afterwards, we will introduce new variables into the model, comparing the goodness of fit through the methods of R-squared, AIC and BIC. There have been several models developed to answer each of the research questions independently.
Title: AN ANALYSIS OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES.
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Name(s): Heyne, Chad, Author
Ni, Liqiang, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2011
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Over the past several decades there has been extensive research done in an attempt to determine what demographic characteristics affect economic growth, measured in GDP per capita. Understanding what influences the growth of a country will vastly help policy makers enact policies to lead the country in a positive direction. This research focuses on isolating a new variable, women in the work force. As well as isolating a new variable, this research will modify a preexisting variable that was shown to be significant in order to make the variable more robust and sensitive to recessions. The intent of this thesis is to explore the relationship between several demographic characteristics and their effect on the growth rate of GDP per capita. The first step is to reproduce the work done by Barlow (1994) to ensure that the United States follows similar rules as the countries in his research. Afterwards, we will introduce new variables into the model, comparing the goodness of fit through the methods of R-squared, AIC and BIC. There have been several models developed to answer each of the research questions independently.
Identifier: CFH0003837 (IID), ucf:44712 (fedora)
Note(s): 2011-05-01
B.S.
Sciences, Dept. of Statistics
Masters
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Subject(s): Economic Development
Lagged Fertility
Age Dependency Ratio
Demographic Characteristics
Unemployment
Female Labor Force Participation
Newey-West Standard Errors
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFH0003837
Restrictions on Access: public
Host Institution: UCF

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