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House prices, fertility and economic growth

Day, Creina


Fertility rebounds with per capita income growth in most high income OECD countries. Low fertility, rising house prices and gender wage gaps persist in developed Asia. This paper presents a model where endogenous increases in house prices play an important role in the e�ect of rising female relative wages on fertility. The results suggest that fertility decline need not reverse as female relative wages rise with per capita income. For given house prices, demand for children may rise with female...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Conference paper
Source: The 42nd Australian Conference of Economists Conference Proceedings Beyond the Frontiers: New Directions in Economics


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