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Dynamic microeconomic models of fertility choice: A survey

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  • Cristino R. Arroyo

    (Department of International Economics, Johns Hopkins University, Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036-1984, USA (Fax:)

  • Junsen Zhang

    (Department of Economics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong (Fax:)

Abstract

We review existing approaches to the specification and estimation of dynamic microeconomic models of fertility. Dynamic fertility models explain the evolution of fertility variates over the life-cycle as the solution to a dynamic programming model involving economic choices. Dynamic models may be classified into structural and reduced-form models. Structural models generally require solution of the underlying dynamic programming problem. Reduced-form models, while based on a structural specification, do not. Recent innovations in estimation methodologies make both types practical and realistic alternatives to static models of lifetime fertility. JEL classification: J13, C41, C61

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Population Economics.

Volume (Year): 10 (1997)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 23-65

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Handle: RePEc:spr:jopoec:v:10:y:1997:i:1:p:23-65

Note: Received August 26, 1994/Accepted October 23, 1996
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