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Project Citation: 

Aaronson, Daniel, Lange, Fabian, and Mazumder, Bhashkar. Replication data for: Fertility Transitions along the Extensive and Intensive Margins. Nashville, TN: American Economic Association [publisher], 2014. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2019-10-11.

Project Description

Summary:  View help for Summary By allowing for an extensive margin in the standard quantity-quality model, we generate new insights into fertility transitions. We test the model on Southern black women aected by a large-scale school construction program. Consistent with our model, women facing improved schooling opportunities for their children were more likely to have at least one child but chose to have smaller families overall. By contrast, women who themselves obtained more schooling due to the program delayed childbearing along both the extensive and intensive margins and entered higher quality occupations, consistent with education raising opportunity costs of child rearing.

Scope of Project

Subject Terms:  View help for Subject Terms Demography; Education; Fertility; Development
JEL Classification:  View help for JEL Classification
      I20 Education and Research Institutions: General
      J13 Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
      J15 Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
      J16 Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
      J24 Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
Geographic Coverage:  View help for Geographic Coverage United States
Time Period(s):  View help for Time Period(s) 1910 – 1930
Data Type(s):  View help for Data Type(s) census/enumeration data


Data Source:  View help for Data Source US Census data at IPUMS
Unit(s) of Observation:  View help for Unit(s) of Observation Individual,

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