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dc.contributor.authorBlack, Dan A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKolesnikova, Nataliaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSanders, Seth G.en_US
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Lowell J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-07T10:47:45Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-07T10:47:45Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201109297586-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/55084-
dc.description.abstractWe examine Becker's (1960) contention that children are normal. For the cross section of non-Hispanic white married couples in the U.S., we show that when we restrict comparisons to similarly-educated women living in similarly-expensive locations, completed fertility is positively correlated with the husband's income. The empirical evidence is consistent with children being normal. In an effort to show causal effects, we analyze the localized impact on fertility of the mid-1970s increase in world energy prices - an exogenous shock that substantially increased men's incomes in the Appalachian coal-mining region. Empirical evidence for that population indicates that fertility increases in men's income.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5959en_US
dc.subject.jelJ13en_US
dc.subject.jelJ40en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomics of fertilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordlocation choiceen_US
dc.subject.keywordAppalachian fertilityen_US
dc.subject.stwFruchtbarkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwKonsumtheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwNeoklassiken_US
dc.subject.stwEinkommenseffekten_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwSch├Ątzungen_US
dc.subject.stwAppalachenen_US
dc.titleAre children "normal"?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn682724505en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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