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Labour income taxation, child rearing policies and fertility

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  • Luca Gori

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    (University of Pisa)

  • Luciano Fanti

    ()
    (University of Pisa)

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We examine how subsidy policies to support child-rearing affect the fertility rate in a textbook general equilibrium overlapping generations model extended to account for endogenous fertility decisions of individuals. It is shown the counter-intuitive result that increasing the child grant may actually reduce the long-run fertility rate.

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Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

Volume (Year): 10 (2007)
Issue (Month): 20 ()
Pages: 1-10

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-07j10006

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  1. Tim Krieger & Jens Ruhose, 2011. "“Honey, I shrunk the kids’ benefits!” — Revisiting intergenerational conflict in OECD countries," Working Papers CIE 46, University of Paderborn, CIE Center for International Economics.
  2. Luciano Fanti, 2012. "Fertility and money in an OLG model," Discussion Papers 2012/145, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
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  4. Luciano Fanti, 2012. "Child rearing subsidies and fertility in small open economies with life uncertainty," Discussion Papers 2012/148, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.

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