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Hideaki Goto
''Social norms, inequality and fertility''
( 2008, Vol. 10 No.13 )
We explore the short-run and long-run effects on fertility of inequality with regard to human capital when the individual's fertility decision is influenced by average fertility in the economy. We find simple conditions under which a mean-preserving spread in the distribution of human capital helps decrease fertility and increase future average human capital.
JEL: J1 - Demographic Economics: General
O4 - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General
Manuscript Received : Nov 08 2008 Manuscript Accepted : Nov 14 2008

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