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Socioeconomic response by age group to the Australian Baby Bonus: a multivariate analysis of birth data from 2001-13

Rawlings, Louise; Robson, Stephen; O'Shaughnessy, Pauline


To deal with the demographic trends of declining fertility rates and ageing populations, many developed countries have implemented pronatalist policies designed to increase fertility rates. A key pronatalist policy introduced in Australia was the 'Baby Bonus' payment scheme announced in May 2004. Responding to a gap in the literature, this paper assesses changes in birth rates by age group and socioeconomic status after the introduction of the Baby Bonus, using national birth data for Australia...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Labour Economics
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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