NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Do Financial Incentives Affect Fertility?

Alma Cohen, Rajeev Dehejia, Dmitri Romanov

NBER Working Paper No. 13700
Issued in December 2007

---- Acknowledgements -----

An earlier version of this paper was circulated as “Do Financial Incentives Affect Fertility?” We thank Joshua Angrist, Lucian Bebchuk, Gary Becker, Avraham Ebenstein, Zvika Eckstein, Yona Rubenstein, Analia Schlosser, Manuel Trajtenberg, Yoram Weiss, anonymous referees, and seminar and conference participants at the Bank of Israel, Bar-Ilan, Ben-Gurion, Chicago, Columbia, Cyprus, Haifa, Maryland, Miami, St. Gallan, Sussex, Tel-Aviv, Yale SOM, IIES Stockholm, the Van Leer Institute in Jerusalem, and the annual meetings of European Association for Labor Economics and the Israeli Economic Association for helpful comments and suggestions. We thank Michal Goltzman for excellent research assistance, Yuri Homenko of the Central Bureau of Statistics for assistance in preparing the data, and Anat Katz and David Gordon of the Central Bureau of Statistics for facilitating our work on the project at the Central Bureau of Statistics. Alma Cohen gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Foerder Institute for Economic Research and the Pinhas Sapir Center for Development at Tel Aviv University. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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