Determinants of Fertility in the United States
October 25, 2013
Bryant University, Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies, Working Paper 2013-03
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
Date posted: October 26, 2013