Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/102756
Authors: 
Abiry, Raphael
Reuss, Karsten
Stichnoth, Holger
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
ZEW Discussion Papers 14-068
Abstract: 
We estimate a structural life-cycle model of fertility and female labour supply and use it to evaluate the effects of a number of key family policy measures based on data for Germany. Parental leave benefits, child benefits and subsidized childcare are found to have substantial fertility effects. Without these measures, completed fertility is estimated to be lower by 6%, 7%, and 10%, respectively. Income tax splitting, which is fiscally expensive, reduces female labour supply but has a negligible effect on fertility.
Subjects: 
Fertility
female labour supply
family policy
dynamic programming
JEL: 
C25
C53
J13
J22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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