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Autoren: 
Coppier, Raffaella
Sabatini, Fabio
Sodini, Mauro
Datum: 
2018
Reihe/Nr.: 
EERI Research Paper Series 04/2018
Zusammenfassung: 
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.
Schlagwörter: 
fertility
quantity-quality trade-off
human capital
education
social capital
trust
JEL: 
J13
Z1
Z13
Dokumentart: 
Working Paper

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