Quoting Wei Dai <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>: > According to a recent article  in Harvard International Review, because > of differences in fertility, the population growth rate in dictatorships > is higher than that in democracies at every income level. It says "an > average woman has one-half of a child more under dictatorship than under > democracy." As a result of this faster population growth, dictatorships > have greater GDP growth even though they have lower per capita GDP growth > compared to democracies. > > This information leads me to ask a couple of questions: > > 1. Why is fertility higher in dictatorships? Do dictators like bigger > populations, and democrats like smaller populations? Does population > growth influence choice of government? Or is there a third factor that > affects both fertility and form of government?
What is the taxation burden in dictatorships versus democracies? I wonder if that shows a better correlation with fertility than government form. -- Susan Hogarth "If we cannot adjust our differences peacefully we are less than human." - F. Herbert