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An Interpretation of the Economic Theory of Fertility: Promising Path or Blind Alley?

@article{Leibenstein1974AnIO,
  title={An Interpretation of the Economic Theory of Fertility: Promising Path or Blind Alley?},
  author={Harvey Leibenstein},
  journal={Journal of Economic Literature},
  year={1974},
  volume={12},
  pages={457-479}
}
  • H. Leibenstein
  • Published 1 June 1974
  • Economics
  • Journal of Economic Literature
Some economists are doing research in applying Hicksian microtheory to explain the fertility behavior of man and fertility differentials. This article considers some highlights of the problem to serve for further reading. In reviewing the recent economic sociological and population theories there are 1) the theory of demographic transition which depends heavily on the reduction of desired fertility 2) Leibensteins 1957 theory of fertility which addressed itself primarily to the question and… 
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