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Optimal Child Allowances with Heterogeneous Fertilities

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  • Andras Simonovits

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Abstract

A child-allowance system is to raise fertility beyond the individual optimum. The more heterogeneous the population with respect to rearing costs, however, the stronger are the redistribution and polarization.

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  • Andras Simonovits, 2014. "Optimal Child Allowances with Heterogeneous Fertilities," IEHAS Discussion Papers 1401, Institute of Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
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    1. Martin Feldstein, 1985. "The Optimal Level of Social Security Benefits," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 100(2), pages 303-320.
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    4. Robert Fenge & Volker Meier, 2009. "Are family allowances and fertility-related pensions perfect substitutes?," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer;International Institute of Public Finance, vol. 16(2), pages 137-163, April.
    5. Gary S. Becker & Robert J. Barro, 1988. "A Reformulation of the Economic Theory of Fertility," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 103(1), pages 1-25.
    6. Andras Simonovits, 2013. "Savings, Child Support, Pensions and Endogenous (and Heterogeneous) Fertility," IEHAS Discussion Papers 1335, Institute of Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
    7. van Groezen, Bas & Leers, Theo & Meijdam, Lex, 2003. "Social security and endogenous fertility: pensions and child allowances as siamese twins," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 87(2), pages 233-251, February.
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    Cited by:

    1. Andras Simonovits, 2015. "Optimal Child-Related Transfers with Endogenous Fertility," IEHAS Discussion Papers 1514, Institute of Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
    2. Andras Simonovits, 2015. "Optimal Child-Related Transfers and Personal Income Tax with Endogenous Fertility," IEHAS Discussion Papers 1524, Institute of Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
    3. Andras Simonovits, 2015. "Socially Optimal Child-Related Transfers and Personal Income Tax with Endogenous Fertility," IEHAS Discussion Papers 1537, Institute of Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
    4. Simonovits, András, 2014. "Gyermektámogatás, nyugdíj és endogén/heterogén termékenység - egy modell
      [Child support, pensions and endogenous (and heterogeneous) fertility. A model]
      ," Közgazdasági Szemle (Economic Review - monthly of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences), Közgazdasági Szemle Alapítvány (Economic Review Foundation), vol. 0(6), pages 672-692.

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    Keywords

    Child allowance; Endogenous fertility; Heterogeneous fertility;

    JEL classification:

    • J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth

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