On the Interaction between the Quantity and Quality of Children

@article{Becker1973OnTI,
  title={On the Interaction between the Quantity and Quality of Children},
  author={G. Becker and H. Lewis},
  journal={Journal of Political Economy},
  year={1973},
  volume={81},
  pages={S279 - S288}
}
Students of human fertility have been aware for a long time that there may be some special relation between the number (quantity) of children ever born to a family and the "quality" of their children as perceived by others if not by the parents. One need only cite the negative correlation between quantity and quality of children per family so often observed in both cross-section and time-series data. One of us (Becker 1960) more than a decade ago stressed the importance for understanding… Expand
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