Is There a Case for a "Second Demographic Transition"? Three Distinctive Features of the Post-1960 U.S. Fertility Decline
Chapter in forthcoming NBER book Human Capital in History: The American Record, Leah P. Boustan, Carola Frydman, and Robert A. Margo, editors
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We thank George Alter, John Bound, John DiNardo, Richard Easterlin, Melissa Kearney, Lisa Neidert, Paul Rhode, and Elyce Rotella as well as the festschrift organizers, Leah Boustan, Carola Frydman, and Bob Margo, and participants for helpful comments and suggestions. The University of Michigan’s Population Studies Center Eva Mueller Fund, the University of Michigan’s Institute of Social Research’s Graduate Student Research Assistant Tuition Support Grant, the University of Michigan Rackham Research Grant, and an NICHD Population Studies Center Trainee Grant (T32 HD0007339) provided financial assistance for this project. Anna Erickson, Sayeh Nikpay, and Johannes Norling provided outstanding research assistance.