Tuesday, April 15, 2014

GDP and Population

The number of Japanese has been decreasing. But I don't care; the fewer people, the more GDP!

In 1995 there were 87.2 million 15-64 aged people and the real GDP was 455 trillion yen. Last year 79 million 15-64 aged people and the real GDP 525 trillion yen.

People decrease by 10 % and the GDP increases by 15%!!!





Fewer people cause more GDP? Or more GDP causes fewer people. This is a difficult causation to identify.

There's possibility that more GDP leads to fewer people. The reason is that more GDP means that people get richer and able to have more children, but the cost of raising a child rises so that they have less children and more leisure. In all, people get richer and have less children.  

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