CHLH 206- lecture 5 - February 8, 2011 Fertility- the woman...

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February 8, 2011 Fertility- the woman getting pregnant and having a child to term Rate of fertility means the rate of live births U.S. Fertility Rate has an all time high in 2008 The Great Recession U.S. Births per 10,000 women was at an all time high in 1980 The Great Depression all time low in birth rates Women’s age for having first child is increasing women are getting older and older before they have their first child the longer you delay the number of child you will have is going to have will be lower New Zealand has the highest age and Slovakia has the lowest age In Egypt the per capita income is increasing, but there are less births When countries get richer, the number of children of families gets smaller (Gary Becker) as parents get richer, children become more costly (Becker) parents want high-quality children (Becker) parents want to exceed their own parents’ standard of living to restrict number of children (Easterlin) Infertility About 10% of all couples are unable to conceive
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This note was uploaded on 05/22/2011 for the course CHLH 206 taught by Professor Lucas during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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CHLH 206- lecture 5 - February 8, 2011 Fertility- the woman...

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