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Intergenerational Transmission of Fertility Patterns

Booth, Alison L and Kee, Hiau Joo (2009) 'Intergenerational Transmission of Fertility Patterns.' Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 71 (2). pp. 183-208. ISSN 0305-9049

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Abstract

Recent studies by economists have focused on cultural transmission from the origin country rather than the origin family. Our paper extends this research by investigating how "family-specific"'cultural transmission' can affect fertility rates. Following Machado and Santos Silva ["Journal of the American Statistical Association" (2005) Vol. 100, p. 1226] and Miranda ["Journal of Population Economics" (2008) Vol. 21, p. 67], we estimate count data quantile regression models using the British Household Panel Survey. We find that a woman's origin-family size is positively associated with completed fertility in her destination family. A woman's country of birth also matters for her fertility. For a sub-sample of continuously partnered men and women, "both" partners' origin-family sizes significantly affect destination-family fertility.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2012 18:16
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2012 11:32
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/3097

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