Showing 1 - 10 of 51,313
corresponding drop in fertility. This is contrary to the robust negative relationship between income and fertility that has been … extensively documented. This paper presents a theoretical model that explains the positive relationship between fertility and … income. The model predicts that: i) the perceived level of subsistence consumption fundamentally determines whether fertility …
corresponding drop in fertility. This is contrary to the robust negative relationship between income and fertility that has been … extensively documented. This paper presents a theoretical model that explains the positive relationship between fertility and … income. The model predicts that: i) the perceived level of subsistence consumption fundamentally determines whether fertility …
This study constructs a simple, two-sector Malthusian model with agriculture and industry, and use it to identify the determinants of subsistence income. We make standard assumptions about preferences and production technology, but by contrast to existing studies we assume that children and...
We examine patterns in fertility during the demographic transition using a panel data set across 25 Asian countries for … cohort size is significant in explaining the decline in fertility before controlling for simultaneity bias. This result … structure variable no longer plays a dominant role in explaining declining fertility rates in many Asian countries. Systematic …
-low fertility levels in Italy. Starting from the assumption that childbearing decisions also depend on uncertainty about future … employment, income, and wealth, we empirically assess how fertility intentions are affected by: 1) the deprivation of a quality …
household’s poverty.Using household level data from Nepal, we investigate the links between household’s fertility decisions and … composition is affected. Couples with fewer children host, on average, more other relatives. This result implies that fertility of …
The authors build a model of child labor and study its implication for welfare and fertility. Assuming there is a trade …
increased over the last 20 years. The main reasons for this disadvantage lie in the factors that determine fertility at young …
A consensus among social scientists is that fertility rates in Africa are declining. What determines these declines? I … present fresh evidence that shows education, especially for women, is an important determinant of the fertility transition in … capita and child mortality on fertility rates are non-robust and inconsistent with the predictions of the unified growth …