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Assessing the Impact of the Maternity Capital Policy in Russia Using a Dynamic Model of Fertility and Employment

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  • Slonimczyk, Fabian

    (NRU HSE, Moscow)

  • Yurko, Anna

    (NRU HSE)

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With declining population and fertility rates below replacement levels, Russia is currently facing a demographic crisis. Starting in 2007, the federal government has pursued an ambitious pro-natalist policy. Women who give birth to at least two children are entitled to "maternity capital" assistance ($11,000). In this paper we estimate a structural dynamic programming model of fertility and labor force participation in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the policy. We find that the program increased long-run fertility by about 0.15 children per woman.

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  • Slonimczyk, Fabian & Yurko, Anna, 2013. "Assessing the Impact of the Maternity Capital Policy in Russia Using a Dynamic Model of Fertility and Employment," IZA Discussion Papers 7705, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
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    Russia; female labor supply; fertility; structural estimation;
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    JEL classification:

    • J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
    • C61 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis

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