Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/179419
Authors: 
Coppier, Raffaella
Sabatini, Fabio
Sodini, Mauro
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
EERI Research Paper Series 04/2018
Abstract: 
We develop an overlapping generations model to study how the interplay between social and human capital affects fertility. In a framework where families face a trade-off between the quantity and quality of children, we incorporate the assumption that social capital plays a key role in the accumulation of human capital. We show how the erosion of social capital can trigger a chain of reactions leading households to base their childbearing decisions on quantity, instead of quality, resulting in higher fertility.
Subjects: 
fertility
quantity-quality trade-off
human capital
education
social capital
trust
JEL: 
J13
Z1
Z13
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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