Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2020

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Economics

Major

Economics

First Advisor

Elizabeth Hoffman

Abstract

This dissertation explores several issues on family economics. Chapter 2 uses a large and nationally representative sample to investigate the effects on children's education from their grandparents and extended families including uncles and aunts. Chapter 3 compares warm glow and pure altruism when they are both used to model parental love. The comparison focuses on their implications for fertility decisions and educational investments in the children. Chapter 4 studies the fertility and education investment choices of parents when they hold both pure altruism towards their children and hyperbolic discounting preferences of their own.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-20200624-50

Copyright Owner

Jia Cao

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

71 pages

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