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Fertility Theories: Can They Explain the Negative Fertility-Income Relationship?

Larry E. Jones, Alice Schoonbroodt, Michèle Tertilt

NBER Working Paper No. 14266
Issued in August 2008

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We thank Todd Schoellman, John Knowles, and the participants at the NBER pre-conference in Boston, the Stanford Junior Faculty Bag Lunch, and the Economics and Demography conference in Napa California for helpful suggestions. We thank Amalia Miller in particular for a thoughtful discussion. Financial support by the NSF (grants SES-0519324 and SES-0452473) and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) is greatly appreciated. William G. Woolston provided excellent research assistance. Part of this research was completed while Michele Tertilt was a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford. 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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