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More on Marriage, Fertility, and the Distribution of Income

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  • Greenwood, J.
  • Guner, N.
  • Knkwles, J.

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According to Pareto, the distribution of income depends on "the nature of the people comprising a society, on the organization of the latter, and, also, in part, on An overlapping generations model of marriage, fertility and nature of the is captured by attitudes toward marriage, divorce, fertility, and children. Singles search for mates in a marriage market. They are free to accept or reject marriage proposals. Married agents make their decisions through bargaining about work, and the quantity and quality of children. They can divorce. Social policies, such as child tax credits or child support requirements, reflect the is modeled by randomness in income, opportunities for marriage, and marital bliss.

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  • Greenwood, J. & Guner, N. & Knkwles, J., 1999. "More on Marriage, Fertility, and the Distribution of Income," Papers 9904, London School of Economics - Centre for Labour Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:lseple:9904
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    Keywords

    FETILITY ; MARRIAGE ; INCOME DISTRIBUTION ; PUBLIC POLICY;
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    JEL classification:

    • J12 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Marriage; Marital Dissolution; Family Structure
    • J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth

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