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Childlessness and Inter-Temporal Fertility Choice

  title={Childlessness and Inter-Temporal Fertility Choice},
  author={Fabian Siuda},
This paper develops and estimates a dynamic structural model of fertility with endogenous marriage formation, linking the timing of fertility to its intensive (number of children) and extensive (having children) margin. The model features rational, forward-looking agents who make decisions on marriage and fertility, and are exposed to declining fecundity rates over time. In every period, agents face a trade-off between work and child-rearing, and across time there is a trade-off between having… 



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