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Early childbearing and housing choices

Ermisch, J and Pevalin, DJ (2004) 'Early childbearing and housing choices.' Journal of Housing Economics, 13 (3). 170 - 194. ISSN 1051-1377

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Abstract

The paper presents a simple dynamic model of childbearing and housing demand incorporating imperfect fertility control, which suggests that early childbearing can have long-term effects on housing demand. An IV estimate of the effect of early childbearing on the probability of owner-occupation at age 30, based on information about miscarriages from the British Cohort Study 1970 data, indicates a large negative effect, and suggests that it is acceptable to treat the age-at-first-birth indicators as exogenous. Housing demand equations are estimated using data from the British Household Panel Survey 1991-2001, and these indicate that births early in adulthood substantially reduce housing demand later in life. © 2004 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2013 14:52
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2019 05:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/7888

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