House prices and birth rates : The impact of the real estate market on the decision to have a baby ☆

@inproceedings{Dettling2015HousePA,
  title={House prices and birth rates : The impact of the real estate market on the decision to have a baby ☆},
  author={Lisa Jeanne Dettling and Melissa Schettini Kearney},
  year={2015}
}
a r t i c l e i n f o JEL Classification: D10 J13 R21 Keywords: Fertility HPI Credit constraints Home equity Cyclicality of births MSA Housing market This project investigates how changes in Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)-level house prices affect household fertility decisions. Recognizing that housing is a major cost associated with child rearing, and assuming that children are normal goods, we hypothesize that an increase in house prices will have a negative price effect on current… CONTINUE READING
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