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The Baby Boom and World War II: A Macroeconomic Analysis

Matthias Doepke, Moshe Hazan and Yishay D. Maoz.

in The Review of Economic Studies

July 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; Demographic Economics; General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium. 22540 words.

We argue that one major cause of the U.S. post-war baby boom was the rise in female labour supply during World War II. We develop a quantitative dynamic general equilibrium model with...

The Effects of Marital Status and Children on Savings and Portfolio Choice

David A. Love.

in The Review of Financial Studies

January 2010; p ublished online April 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics; Insurance; Intertemporal Choice and Growth; Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; Economics of Health; Demographic Economics. 23993 words.

This paper investigates the impact of demographic shocks on optimal decisions about saving, life insurance, and, most centrally, asset allocation. The analysis indicates that marital-status...

The Informational Content of Surnames, the Evolution of Intergenerational Mobility, and Assortative Mating

Maia Güell, José V. Rodríguez Mora and Christopher I. Telmer.

in The Review of Economic Studies

April 2015; p ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables. 19048 words.

We propose a new methodology for measuring intergenerational mobility in economic well-being. Our method is based on the joint distribution of surnames and economic outcomes. It circumvents...