Short- and long-term effects of unemployment on fertility.

  title={Short- and long-term effects of unemployment on fertility.},
  author={Janet Currie and Hannes Schwandt},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={111 41},
Scholars have been examining the relationship between fertility and unemployment for more than a century. Most studies find that fertility falls with unemployment in the short run, but it is not known whether these negative effects persist, because women simply may postpone childbearing to better economic times. Using more than 140 million US birth records for the period 1975-2010, we analyze both the short- and long-run effects of unemployment on fertility. We follow fixed cohorts of US-born… CONTINUE READING
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