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Working Women, Men's Home Time and Lowest Low Fertility.

Abstract:

Southern Europe’s rapid fertility decline has resulted in a positive cross-country correlation between female labor force participation and fertility. We develop a model with heterogeneity in attitudes towards women’s home time and a social externality associated to men’s home production to explain (1) this positive correlation and (2) its intertemporal reversal. Implications of the theory are evaluated using the multi-country ISSP94 household survey. We find that, within countries, household...

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Joost de Laat More by this author
Aludena Sevilla Sanz More by this author
Volume:
308
Series:
Discussion paper series
Publication date:
2007-02-05
URN:
uuid:e0c3f6ed-438c-4132-b496-f4abf9b3b2b8
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:13470
Language:
English

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