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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2011 5. Changing Family and Modeling Female Labor Supply Ronald Lee Econ/Demog 175 February 1, 2011 Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2011 11 Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2011 Announcements Problem Set #2 has been posted on bspace under Resources -> Problem Sets. It is due by 2:10 p.m. on February 15th. There are three remaining optional sections this week: Wednesday 2:00-3:00 [Seminar Room, 2232 Piedmont] Wednesday 3:00-4:00 [Seminar Room, 2232 Piedmont] Thursday 5:00-6:00 [Seminar Room, 2232 Piedmont] Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2011 22 Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2011 Announcements (cont.) There are three remaining GSI Office Hours: Sara Lopus: Tuesday 11:30-1:00 (Seminar room/Tea Room in 2232 Piedmont) Reid Hamel: Wednesday 10:30-12:00 (Seminar room/Tea Room in 2232 Piedmont) Aaron Chalfin: Thursday 12:30-2:00 (Seminar room/Tea Room in 2232 Piedmont) The course website on Piazzza is a terrific resource to ask and answer questions about course material. Currently, the average response time to a question is approximately a half hour! Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2011 33 Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2011 Reading for Thursday (assigned for today, but we wont get to it) Claudia Goldin (2006) The Quiet Revolution that Transformed Womens Employment, Education, and Family American Economic Review 96(2):1-21. The Ely Lecture. Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2011 44 Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2011 Readings for next Tuesday Michael J. Brien and Michelle E. Sheran (2003) The Economics of Marriage and Household Formation in Shoshana A. Grossbard- Shechtman ed. Marriage and the Economy (Cambridge University Press) pp.37-54. Evelyn L. Lehrer (2003) The Economics of Divorce in Shoshana A. Grossbard-Shechtman ed. Marriage and the Economy (Cambridge University Press) pp.55-74. Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2011 55 Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2011 Lecture plan for today Conclude changing family (Becker) Standard female labor supply model Budget constraint Indifference curves Effect of higher non-wife income Effect of higher wifes potential wage Effect of high vs low fertility Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2011 66 Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2011 Continue with changing family Last time described traditional family Defined gains to marriage Considered some economic and demographic changes that undermined the traditional family by reducing gains to marriage. Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2011 77 Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2011 Today: More changes that undermine traditional familys functions Public education Welfare state Longer life Contraceptive technology Positive feedback to weakened marriage Resulting changes in demographic behavior Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2011 88 Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2011 Next slides just give more detail on the foregoing points. You can use these slides for study if you like....
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