NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

House Prices and Birth Rates: The Impact of the Real Estate Market on the Decision to Have a Baby

Lisa J. Dettling, Melissa Schettini Kearney

NBER Working Paper No. 17485
Issued in October 2011

---- Acknowledgements ----

We thank Tom Davidoff, Seth Freedman, Phil Levine, Tim Moore, Kevin Mumford and seminar participants at the University of Maryland, Ohio State University, Washington University in St. Louis, Columbia University and Harvard University for helpful comments on this project. The manuscript has also benefited from the suggestions of anonymous referees. The analysis and conclusions set forth are those of the authors and do not indicate concurrence with other members of the research staff, the Board of Governors, or the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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