Bryant University, Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies, Working Paper 2013-03
18 Pages Posted: 26 Oct 2013
Date Written: October 25, 2013
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: 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