Intergenerational Transmission of Fertility Patterns

26 Pages Posted: 27 Apr 2009

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Alison L. Booth

Australian National University (ANU) - Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Hiau Joo Kee

Australian National University - Research School of Social Sciences

Date Written: 0000

Abstract

Recent studies by economists have focused on cultural transmission from the origin country rather than the origin family. Our paper extends this research by investigating how family-specific 'cultural transmission' can affect fertility rates. Following Machado and Santos Silva [Journal of the American Statistical Association (2005) Vol. 100, p. 1226] and Miranda [Journal of Population Economics (2008) Vol. 21, p. 67], we estimate count data quantile regression models using the British Household Panel Survey. We find that a woman's origin-family size is positively associated with completed fertility in her destination family. A woman's country of birth also matters for her fertility. For a sub-sample of continuously partnered men and women, both partners' origin-family sizes significantly affect destination-family fertility.

Suggested Citation

Booth, Alison L. and Kee, Hiau Joo, Intergenerational Transmission of Fertility Patterns (0000). Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 71, Issue 2, pp. 183-208, April 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1395134 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0084.2008.00524.x

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Hiau Joo Kee

Australian National University - Research School of Social Sciences ( email )

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