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Fertility and female wages: A new link via house prices

Day, Creina; Guest, Ross

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The analysis in this paper explains a new link between fertility and female wages that occurs through the effectof house prices. It is well known that higher female wages have an ambiguous effect on fertility: the positive income effect is offset by a negative substitution effect due to the higher opportunity cost of the maternal time required for child-rearing. Here it is shown that housing costs add a new dimension to this relationship. If the housing needs of children are a sufficiently...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/103508
Source: Economic Modelling
DOI: 10.1016/j.econmod.2015.10.047

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