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An Investigation Into the Economic Determinants of Fertility

by Robert Allen Kohl (Author)
Others 173 Pages
Series: American University Studies , Volume 1

Summary

The purpose of this study is to identify those economic factors that are most relevant to the decision of optimum family size.
Using techniques pioneered by Gary S. Becker and his associates at Chicago, the author constructs a model of family welfare maximization, in which satisfaction is derived from Child Services and Living Standard.
Given changes in such factors as family status, urbanization, parents' education and combined income, he proceeds to identify traditional income and substitution effects, effects resulting from shifts in preference patterns, and finally, effects attributable to various stochastic factors.
The model is tested using cross-sectional data (county) from three U.S. regions at various stages of economic progress in 1970. In this way, the importance of economic factors in planning family size can be ascertained.

Details

Pages
173
ISBN (Softcover)
9780820400860
Language
English
Published
New York, Bern, Frankfurt/M., Nancy, 1984. 173 pp.

Biographical notes

Robert Allen Kohl (Author)

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