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Can Theory Explain the Evidence on Fertility Decline Reversal?

Day, Creina


This article presents a model of household fertility and child-rearing choice in which rising female relative wages is the mechanism whereby economic growth may reverse fertility decline. I find that an increase in the logarithm, rather than the level, of wages affects fertility at advanced stages of development. Economic growth may reverse fertility decline beyond a threshold logarithm per capita output, which depends on child-care prices, maternity pay, preference for children and growth in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: The Australian Economic Review
DOI: 10.1111/1467-8462.12148


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