Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/89811
Authors: 
Slonimczyk, Fabian
Yurko, Anna
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Paper 7705
Abstract: 
With declining population and fertility rates below replacement levels, Russia is currently facing a demographic crisis. Starting in 2007, the federal government has pursued an ambitious pro-natalist policy. Women who give birth to at least two children are entitled to maternity capital assistance ($11,000). In this paper we estimate a structural dynamic programming model of fertility and labor force participation in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the policy. We find that the program increased long-run fertility by about 0.15 children per woman.
Subjects: 
fertility
female labor supply
structural estimation
Russia
JEL: 
J13
C61
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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