Determinants of Fertility in the United States

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

18 Pages Posted: 26 Oct 2013  

Dario Castro

Bryant University

Date Written: October 25, 2013

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.

Keywords: Fertility Rates, Population Aging, Pronatalist Policies

JEL Classification: H24, H55, J13,J26

Suggested Citation

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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2345403 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2345403

Dario Castro (Contact Author)

Bryant University ( email )

United States

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