Document Type

Working Paper

Publication Date

2-10-2012

Working Paper Number

WP #34911, February 2012

Abstract

In most demographic transitions, declines in child mortality precede declines in net fertility rates. Variants of the Barro-Becker model of fertility fail to deliver this link. A simple extension, the inclusion of social norms regarding fertility, generates the desired effect.

Publication Status

Published in Economics Letters, Vol. 115 no. 3 (June 2012): 338-341.

JEL Classification

O40, I12, J11

File Format

application/pdf

Length

9 pages

Included in

Economics Commons

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