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Income Composition Endogenous Fertility and Schooling Investments in Children

  title={Income Composition Endogenous Fertility and Schooling Investments in Children},
  author={F. Veloso},
This paper studies how the composition of income between mothers and fathers affects fertility and schooling investments in children, using data from the 1976 and 1996 PNAD, a Brazilian household survey. Income composition affects the time cost of fertility because mothers and fathers allocate different amounts of time to child-rearing. These effects are in turn transmitted to investments in children through a tradeoff between quantity and quality of children. The main contribution of this… Expand

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