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Low Fertility of Highly Educated Women: The Impact of Child Care Infrastructure

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Schrage, Andrea
Date of publication of this fulltext: 23 Apr 2007 13:47


Most studies of the negative correlation between fertility and education treat education as exogenously raising wages and the cost of child rearing, thus reducing fertility. I relax these assumptions in two respects. First, child costs don't increase with the value of time when external child care is used. Second, over a lifetime, education is endogenous. I model women's choice of education, ...


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