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Trust and fertility dynamics.

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We argue that the divergence in fertility trends in advanced societies is influenced by the interaction of long-standing differences in generalized trust with the increase in women's educational attainment. Our argument builds on the idea that trust enhances individuals' and couples' willingness to outsource childcare to outside their extended family. This becomes critically important as women's increased education enhances the demand for combining work and family life. We test our hypothesis...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1093/sf/sow080

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
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Name:
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Grant:
T-32HD007514
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European Research Council
Grant:
ERC-2010-AdG-269387
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Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research
Funding agency for:
Billari, F
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
Social Forces More from this journal
Volume:
95
Issue:
2
Pages:
663-692
Publication date:
2016-11-07
Acceptance date:
2016-08-30
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EISSN:
1534-7605
ISSN:
0037-7732
Language:
English
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pubs:667882
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uuid:ac22df5a-d185-4ba6-9aac-570c15b7df1d
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pubs:667882
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667882
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2017-02-17

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