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dc.contributor.authorBecker, Sascha O.en_US
dc.contributor.authorCinnirella, Francescoen_US
dc.contributor.authorWoessmann, Ludgeren_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-25en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-29T11:19:55Z-
dc.date.available2011-06-29T11:19:55Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/46482-
dc.description.abstractThe interaction between investment in children's education and parental fertility is crucial in recent theories of the transition from Malthusian stagnation to modern economic growth. This paper contributes to the literature on the child quantity-quality trade-off with new county-level evidence for Prussia in 1816, several decades before the demographic transition. We find a significant negative causal effect of education on fertility, which is robust to accounting for spatial autocorrelation. The causal effect of education is identified through exogenous variation in enrollment rates due to differences in landownership inequality. A comparison with estimates for 1849 suggests that the preference for quality relative to quantity might have increased during the first half of the nineteenth century.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working paper: Economics of Education 3252en_US
dc.subject.jelN33en_US
dc.subject.jelI20en_US
dc.subject.jelJ13en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordeducationen_US
dc.subject.keywordfertilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordquantity-quality trade-offen_US
dc.subject.keywordunified growth theoryen_US
dc.subject.keyword19th centuryen_US
dc.subject.keywordPrussiaen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsinvestitionen_US
dc.subject.stwKinderen_US
dc.subject.stwFruchtbarkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwDemographischer Übergangen_US
dc.subject.stwPreußenen_US
dc.titleThe effect of investment in children's education on fertility in 1816 Prussiaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn640580750en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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