Reasons Why Women In The United States Are Having Fewer Children

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Reasons Why Women In The United States Are Having Fewer Children

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Why are American women having fewer children? There are two arguments in the literature. Firstly, with social security in place, there is less reliance upon grown children to support their elderly parents. Further, rising wages for women working outside the home can lead to higher child care costs. I hypothesized that fertility depends on child care costs and the number of women in full time work. A regression with data from the Center for Disease Control and the Bureau of Labor Statistics from the 1980s to 2012 showed that child care costs had the greatest effect on fertility.
Marie Duggan

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Keene State College

Creator

Nicole Fiorey

Date

2015-04-11

Identifier

http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12088/7588

Language

en_US

Subject

Economics

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Presentation

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