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Determinants of Fertility in the United States


Dario Castro


Bryant University

October 25, 2013

Bryant University, Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies, Working Paper 2013-03

Abstract:     
This study provides a panel data analysis of the key determinants of statewide fertility rates in the United States for the period 1994-2011. It looks into the effects of immigration, child tax credit law, maternity leave or short-term disability payments, wages, unemployment rate, labor force participation, and urbanization on fertility. My model finds that urbanization, immigration, and child tax credits are important determinants of fertility in the US.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 18

Keywords: Fertility Rates, Population Aging, Pronatalist Policies

JEL Classification: H24, H55, J13,J26

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Date posted: October 26, 2013  

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Castro, Dario, Determinants of Fertility in the United States (October 25, 2013). Bryant University, Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies, Working Paper 2013-03. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2345403 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2345403

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Bryant University ( email )
United States
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