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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...

Building the Family Nest: Premarital Investments, Marriage Markets, and Spousal Allocations

Murat Nick and P. Randall Walsh.

in The Review of Economic Studies

April 2007; p ublished online April 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Demographic Economics. 11366 words.

We develop a transferable utility model of the household in which the marriage market is characterized by (negative or positive) assortative matching, and spousal allocations are determined...

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Collective Labour Supply: Heterogeneity and Non-Participation

Richard Blundell, Pierre-Andre Chiappori, Thierry Magnac and Costas Meghir.

in The Review of Economic Studies

April 2007; p ublished online April 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Demographic Economics; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs. 13655 words.

We present identification and estimation results for the “collective” model of labour supply in which there are discrete choices, censoring of hours, and non-participation in employment. We...

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Consumer cohorts and demand elasticities

Geir Wæhler Gustavsen.

in European Review of Agricultural Economics

April 2015; p ublished online June 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Demographic Economics; Agricultural Economics. 7447 words.

A mixed effects model is used to estimate intercepts, price and expenditure elasticities for vegetables, meat and fish in different cohorts. Results from Wald tests reveal that intercepts...

Coupon Redemption and Its Effect on Household Cheese Purchases

Diansheng Dong and Harry M. Kaiser.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

August 2005; p ublished online August 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Manufacturing; Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Demographic Economics. 7435 words.

By endogenizing unit value and coupon redemption, we estimate U.S. household cheese purchase, quality choice, and coupon redemption equations simultaneously. Zero purchases and missing...

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The decline in average family size and its implications for the average benefits of within‐household sharing

Carsten Schröder, Katrin Rehdanz, Daiju Narita and Toshihiro Okubo.

in Oxford Economic Papers

July 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Demographic Economics; Energy Economics. 7207 words.

Economic policies rely on demographic projections. Yet in making these projections, researchers often ignore the aspect of household formation—despite sustained trends in many...

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The Demand for Sons

Gordon B. Dahl and Enrico Moretti.

in The Review of Economic Studies

October 2008; p ublished online October 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Demographic Economics. 20125 words.

Do parents have preferences over the gender of their children, and if so, does this have negative consequences for daughters versus sons? In this paper, we show that child gender affects...

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Determinants of College Major Choice: Identification using an Information Experiment

Matthew Wiswall and Basit Zafar.

in The Review of Economic Studies

April 2015; p ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Demographic Economics; Education and Research Institutions. 18073 words.

This article studies the determinants of college major choice using an experimentally generated panel of beliefs, obtained by providing students with information on the true population...

Divorce Property Division Laws and the Decision to Marry or Cohabit

Hayley Fisher.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

October 2012; p ublished online February 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Demographic Economics. 7685 words.

This article presents a model of the choice between marriage and cohabitation that is used to analyze the implications of changing from a title-based division of property on divorce to an...

Do migrants send remittances as a way of self-insurance?

Catia Batista and Janis Umblijs.

in Oxford Economic Papers

January 2016; p ublished online July 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; International Factor Movements and International Business; Demographic Economics; Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies. 9857 words.

How do risk preferences affect migrant remittance behaviour? Examination of this relationship has only begun to be explored. Using a tailored representative survey of 1,354 immigrants in...

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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...

Engines of Liberation

Jeremy Greenwood, Ananth Seshadri and Mehmet Yorukoglu.

in The Review of Economic Studies

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Demographic Economics; Labour and Demographic Economics. 10528 words.

Electricity was born at the dawn of the last century. Households were inundated with a flood of new consumer durables. What was the impact of this consumer durable goods revolution? It is...

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Estimating Consumption Economies of Scale, Adult Equivalence Scales, and Household Bargaining Power

Martin Browning, Pierre-André Chiappori and Arthur Lewbel.

in The Review of Economic Studies

October 2013; p ublished online August 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Welfare Economics; Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables; Demographic Economics; Household Behaviour and Family Economics. 18194 words.

How much income would a woman living alone require to attain the same standard of living that she would have if she were married? What percentage of a married couple's expenditures are...

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Excluding the Rural Population: The Impact of Public Expenditure on Child Malnutrition in Peru

Gissele Gajate-Garrido.

in The World Bank Economic Review

October 2014; p ublished online October 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Economics of Health; Demographic Economics. 8216 words.

Why is the urban–rural gap in child malnutrition increasing in Peru despite government efforts to improve the provision of public services? To answer this question, the impact of regional...

Family Networks and Income Hiding: Evidence from Lab-in-the-Field Experiments in Rural Liberia

Gonne Beekman, Marcel Gatto and Eleonora Nillesen.

in Journal of African Economies

June 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Demographic Economics; Design of Experiments; Economic Development. 7530 words.

This study investigates the relationship between family network density and income hiding in rural Liberia. We link people's behaviour in a modified lottery experiment and a time preference...

Gender Bias and the Intrahousehold Distribution of Resources: Evidence from African Nuclear Households in South Africa

Olivier Bargain, Prudence Kwenda and Miracle Ntuli.

in Journal of African Economies

March 2018; p ublished online October 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Welfare and Poverty; Demographic Economics. 11115 words.

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This paper applies recent developments in collective model estimation to elicit the allocation of resources in African families in South Africa. We...

Gender Interactions within Hierarchies: Evidence from the Political Arena

Stefano Gagliarducci and M. Daniele Paserman.

in The Review of Economic Studies

July 2012; p ublished online December 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Labour and Demographic Economics; Public Economics; Analysis of Collective Decision-making. 16026 words.

This paper studies gender interactions within hierarchical organizations using a large data set on the duration of Italian municipal governments elected between 1993 and 2003. A municipal...

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Household wealth trends in the United States, 1983–2010

Edward N. Wolff.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Microeconomics. 11453 words.

This study investigates wealth trends from 1983 to 2010. The most telling finding is that median wealth plummeted over the years 2007–10 by 47 per cent. The inequality of net worth, after...

Human capital, kinship, and gender inequality

Anu Rammohan and Peter E. Robertson.

in Oxford Economic Papers

July 2012; p ublished online September 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Demographic Economics; Economic Development. 8194 words.

We develop a household utility maximization model to explain gender disparities in education in traditional societies, based on anthropological evidence on the relationship between kinship...

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Immigrant banking and financial exclusion in Greater Boston

Pascale Joassart-Marcelli and Philip Stephens.

in Journal of Economic Geography

November 2010; p ublished online November 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Demographic Economics; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Banking. 12205 words.

Immigrants' lack of financial integration has been explained by individual characteristics including education, income, legal status and English ability, with little attention given to the...

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