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Essays on Income and Fertility: Sweden 1968-2009

Silva, Ernesto LU (2014) In Lund Studies in Economic History 63.
Abstract (Swedish)
Popular Abstract in English

The purpose of this dissertation is to produce a cohesive study on how income is related to different events that constitute fertility, such as entry into parenthood, continued childbearing, and the risk of remaining childless. Relying on register-based longitudinal data on men and women living in Sweden between 1968 and 2009, this study aims to contribute to the literature by providing insight into whether or not income facilitates fertility and how it changes across parity transitions, gender, and educational attainment.

The studies contained in this dissertation provide evidence suggesting that income has become a more important factor in the transition to parenthood, household... (More)
Popular Abstract in English

The purpose of this dissertation is to produce a cohesive study on how income is related to different events that constitute fertility, such as entry into parenthood, continued childbearing, and the risk of remaining childless. Relying on register-based longitudinal data on men and women living in Sweden between 1968 and 2009, this study aims to contribute to the literature by providing insight into whether or not income facilitates fertility and how it changes across parity transitions, gender, and educational attainment.

The studies contained in this dissertation provide evidence suggesting that income has become a more important factor in the transition to parenthood, household income is positively related to continued childbearing, particularly when the transition to the second parity is considered, the relative income of women within the household has no negative impact on continued childbearing, and finally, a high income in youth decreases the probability of childlessness at later ages for either men or women. (Less)
Abstract
The purpose of this dissertation is to produce a cohesive study on how income is related to different events that constitute fertility, such as entry into parenthood, continued childbearing, and the risk of remaining childless. Relying on register-based longitudinal data on men and women living in Sweden between 1968 and 2009, this study aims to contribute to the literature by providing insight into whether or not income facilitates fertility and how it changes across parity transitions, gender, and educational attainment.

The studies contained in this dissertation provide evidence suggesting that income has become a more important factor in the transition to parenthood, household income is positively related to continued... (More)
The purpose of this dissertation is to produce a cohesive study on how income is related to different events that constitute fertility, such as entry into parenthood, continued childbearing, and the risk of remaining childless. Relying on register-based longitudinal data on men and women living in Sweden between 1968 and 2009, this study aims to contribute to the literature by providing insight into whether or not income facilitates fertility and how it changes across parity transitions, gender, and educational attainment.

The studies contained in this dissertation provide evidence suggesting that income has become a more important factor in the transition to parenthood, household income is positively related to continued childbearing, particularly when the transition to the second parity is considered, the relative income of women within the household has no negative impact on continued childbearing, and finally, a high income in youth decreases the probability of childlessness at later ages for either men or women. (Less)
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author
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  • Professor Saarela, Jan, Helsingfors Universitet
organization
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type
Thesis
publication status
published
subject
keywords
Sweden, Entry into Parenthood, Continued Childbearing, Childlessness, Parental Leave, Family Policies, Income and Fertility
in
Lund Studies in Economic History
volume
63
pages
216 pages
publisher
Lund University (Media-Tryck)
defense location
EC3:210
defense date
2014-03-06 10:15
ISSN
1400-4860
language
English
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yes
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6900803b-c677-45b8-8757-58445a15ada0 (old id 4276609)
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2014-02-12 10:35:02
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The studies contained in this dissertation provide evidence suggesting that income has become a more important factor in the transition to parenthood, household income is positively related to continued childbearing, particularly when the transition to the second parity is considered, the relative income of women within the household has no negative impact on continued childbearing, and finally, a high income in youth decreases the probability of childlessness at later ages for either men or women.},
  author       = {Silva, Ernesto},
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  keyword      = {Sweden,Entry into Parenthood,Continued Childbearing,Childlessness,Parental Leave,Family Policies,Income and Fertility},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {216},
  publisher    = {Lund University (Media-Tryck)},
  school       = {Lund University},
  series       = {Lund Studies in Economic History},
  title        = {Essays on Income and Fertility: Sweden 1968-2009},
  volume       = {63},
  year         = {2014},
}