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dc.contributor.authorGuest, Ross
dc.contributor.authorParr, Nick
dc.contributor.editorNguyen, Tom
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-16T07:55:49Z
dc.date.available2020-01-16T07:55:49Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.issn1837-7750
dc.identifier.otherRePEc:gri:epaper:economics:200907
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/390445
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyses the effect of family benefits on childbearing decisions using an intertemporal utility maximising framework, in which the childbirth decisions of households are planned jointly with decisions about life cycle consumption. The model is calibrated using data for Australia drawn, where possible, from the HILDA Wave 7 survey. The simulations suggest that changes in family benefits are likely to have both timing and quantum effects on childbirth but of a small magnitude. This result tends to support findings using alternative empirical approaches. The results also suggest that measures to reduce the time mothers spend out of the workforce while caring for children, such as improvements to child care availability, are likely to be more efficient in boosting fertility than increases in family benefits.
dc.format.extent21 pages
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherGriffith University
dc.publisher.placeBrisbane, Australia
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto21
dc.subject.keywordsJ01 - Labor Economics: General
dc.subject.keywordsJ20 - Demand and Supply of Labor: General
dc.subject.keywordsFertility
dc.subject.keywordsFamily benefits
dc.subject.keywordsIntertemporal utility
dc.title2009-07: The effects of family benefits on childbearing decisions: a household optimising approach applied to Australia (Working paper)
dc.typeReport
dc.type.descriptionDiscussion Paper
gro.facultyGriffith Business School
gro.description.notepublicEconomics and Business Statistics
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright © 2010 by author(s). No part of this paper may be reproduced in any form, or stored in a retrieval system, without prior permission of the author(s).
gro.date.issued2009
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gro.griffith.authorGuest, Ross


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