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Expected Fertility and Educational Investment

Raiber, Eva (2017) Expected Fertility and Educational Investment: Evidence from the One-Child-Policy in China. TSE Working Paper, n. 17-853, Toulouse

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How does future expected fertility affect current educational investment? Theory suggests that expected fertility can impact both returns to education and the resources available for parental consumption. Using policy data about varying eligibility criteria for second child permits during the One-Child-Policy in China, I investigate the effect of eligibility status on fertility and education. In the 1990s, second child permits increased the likelihood of having a second child by 11 percentage points. Being allowed to have a second child increased schooling by 0.7 years on average, an effect that is likely concentrated in the subset of individuals for whom the permit constraint is binding.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Sub-title: Evidence from the One-Child-Policy in China
Language: English
Date: October 2017
Place of Publication: Toulouse
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fertility, Schooling Investment, Family Planning, China
JEL Classification: J13 - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
J24 - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
O15 - Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Institution: Université Toulouse 1 Capitole
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2018 07:47
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2018 07:47
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