Fertility and the Easterlin hypothesis: An assessment of the literature

  title={Fertility and the Easterlin hypothesis: An assessment of the literature},
  author={D. Macunovich},
  journal={Journal of Population Economics},
  • D. Macunovich
  • Published 1998
  • Medicine, Economics
  • Journal of Population Economics
  • Abstract. Focusing just on the fertility aspects of the Easterlin hypothesis, this paper offers a critical assessment – rather than just a selective citation – of the extensive fertility literature generated by Easterlin, and a complete inventory of data and methodologies in seventy-six published analyses. With an equal number of micro- and macro-level analyses using North American data (twenty-two), the „track record” of the hypothesis is the same in both venues, with fifteen providing… CONTINUE READING
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