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Economic Analyses of Families: Existing Research Findings

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  • David Johnson

    (Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne)

  • Guyonne Kalb

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    (Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne)

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This paper provides a literature review on economics of the family. In particular, where decisions of families related to marriage, fertility, labour supply and home production are concerned. First an overview of the theory on these issues is given, followed by a selection of empirical studies. Finally, the review highlights some areas of interest for future research in Australia.

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Paper provided by Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne in its series Melbourne Institute Working Paper Series with number wp2002n27.

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Length: 47 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2002
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Handle: RePEc:iae:iaewps:wp2002n27

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