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Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/10/10 Population Second Lecture
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5/10/10 The Causes of Fertility We can divide the determinants of fertility into two broad categories. First, there are factors that affect women’s Demand for Children Tastes Financial benefits from children Financial costs of children
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5/10/10 The Causes of Fertility Secondly, there are factors that affect the gap between desired and actual fertility Accidental births Child mortality Women’s bargaining position Children of the “wrong” sex In practice, both seem to be important
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5/10/10 Financial Benefits of Children Children may provide resources to their parents due to Child labor Old age security The overall economic environment is likely to affect these benefits considerably: Mandatory education, child labor laws
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5/10/10 Financial Costs of Children This includes the cost of food, shelter, etc., but also some more subtle effects When the economic environment encourages high levels of education, each child costs more to raise Called the quantity-quality tradeoff Raising children tends to use a lot of
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5/10/10 Accidental Births Likely to be important when they occur toward the end of fertility But when they occur early, they are
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2010 for the course ECON Econ 311 taught by Professor Schnabl during the Spring '10 term at University of Delaware.

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