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Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2010 1 Ronald Lee Econ/Demog 175 February 11, 2010 8. Economics of Fertility
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Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2010 2 More announcements Problem Set 1 has been graded. You can pick it up in the front hall of Demography Bldg (2232 Piedmont Ave), just in front of the door. There is a stand with the problem sets arranged alphabetically in bins.
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Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2010 3 Readings for next lecture (Tuesday) James Feyrer, Bruce Sacerdote, and Ariel Dora Stern (2008) “Will the Stork Return to Europe and Japan? Understanding Fertility within Developed Nations” Journal of Economic Perspectives v.22 n.3 Summer, pp.3-22. (215- 236 in your Reader) National Research Council (1997) The New Americans: Economic, Demographic and Fiscal Effects of Immigration (National Academy Press). James Smith and Barry Edmonston, eds. pages 30-37. (Reader 237-245.)
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Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2010 4 For discussion and iClicker surveys Blanking the screen when I talk: like it, hate it, indifferent. Internet use in class: ban it, laissez faire, separate section, e.g. sit on West side of auditorium and behind the rail if you plan to do internet.
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Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2010 5 Unexpected events Gains to marriage are all based on expectations at the time of marriage, about Future earnings of husband and wife Health Fertility Unexpected outcomes can in theory be destabilizing for a marriage, such as much higher or lower earnings than expected Ill health of a spouse or a child Infertility or higher than expected fertility
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Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2010 6 Marrying at an early age is associated with a higher risk of divorce Search process is shorter Greater uncertainty about both partners’ characteristics such as future education and job success.
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Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2010 7 Cohabitation – living together outside of marriage
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Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2010 8 Cohabiting couples 1960, 1970 <1% of households in US 1980 2.2% 1990 3.6% 1998 5.0% 2002 9% of people 15-44 were cohabiting (NSFG). (published May, 2006). More than 50% of couples marrying in 1990s had first cohabited.
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Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2010 9 Where does co-habitation fit in? For some, a step on the way to marriage. For others, a substitute for marriage For still others, a “trial period” to see if marriage is a good idea.
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Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2010 10 Q. Couples that cohabit before marriage have higher rates of divorce. Does this fact show that cohabitation causes divorce? A. Yes B. No
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Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2010 11 Cohabitation before marriage and divorce Those who cohabit before marriage have substantially higher divorce rates after marriage.
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