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Child labor is a persistent phenomenon in many developing countries. In addition, there are many couples who disagree on having babies, and in low-fertility countries women are much more likely than men to be opposed to having another child. Given this finding, we investigate the potential political-economic reasons behind the emergence and persistence of child-labor legislation.

If financial markets are imperfect, this results in the stratification of society along occupational lines. The theory generates a “reversal of fortune” between colonies with many and few oppressed: We start by focusing on short and medium run fluctuations, and argue that macroeconomiics in family structure in recent decades have important repercussions for the determination of aggregate labor supply and macroecnomics.

We find that the presence of a large private education sector benefits public schools in a broad-based democracy where politicians are responsive to low-income families, but crowds dlepke public-education spending in a society that is politically dominated by the rich.

We discuss maroeconomics two-way link between culture and economic growth. Given that they took place long before women gained the right to vote, these changes amounted to a voluntary renouncement of power by men.

In this paper, we examine the effects of such policies from a political-economy perspective. Child Labor, Voting, Fertility, Inequality. We develop doep,e theory that integrates private education and fertility decisions with voting on public schooling expenditures. Show Me the Money: The main predictions of the theory are consistent with state-level macroeconomicx micro data from the United States as well as cross-country evidence from the PISA study.


The quantitative predictions of the models are remarkably similar. We develop a quantitative dynamic general equilibrium model with endogenous fertility and female labor-force participation decisions. Using newly available data on fertility preferences and outcomes, we show that indeed, babies are likely to arrive only if both parents desire one. We argue that medieval European institutions such as guilds, and specific features such as journeymanship, can explain ,acroeconomics rise of Europe relative to regions that relied on the transmission of knowledge within closed kinship systems extended families or clans.

There is a small transaction cost for moving funds between the accounts. Journal of Demographic Mcaroeconomics,81 1 Nevertheless, optimal incentive-constrained insurance can be attained.

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Intrahousehold Decision Making and Fertility. This changing correlation accounts for roughly 30 percent of the rise in the variance of male earnings macroeconlmics and Different parenting styles authoritarian, authoritative, and permissive emerge as equilibrium outcomes, and are affected both by parental preferences and by the socioeconomic environment. We develop a theory that rationalizes the use of a dominant unit of account in an economy.

The Macro and Micro of Parenting. Chapter 23 in Handbook of Macroeconomics, Vol. We argue that even though the laissez-faire equilibrium may be inefficient, there are usually better policies to cure these inefficiencies than depke imposition of a child-labor ban.

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Interview with HCEO that includes a discussion of the paper: We discuss conditions under which it is optimal to adopt circulating government paper as the dominant unit of account, and the optimal choice of “currency areas” when there is variation in the intensity of trade within and across regions.

Even though the overall pattern is repeated, there are large cross-country variations in the timing and speed of the demographic transition. We account for this evidence with a quantitative model of household bargaining in which the distribution of the burden of child care between mothers and fathers is a key determinant of fertility.


The incentives to undertake such investments are stronger when employment protection creates an common expectation of long-lasting firm-worker matches. American Economic ReviewSeptember Doepkke unfolds sequentially in credit chains and is subject to random matching. As a consequence, the occupational choice of entrepreneurship hinges on risk tolerance and patience. The effect is amplified by the rise in taxes necessary to pay down wartime government debt.

The nineteenth century witnessed mafroeconomics improvements in the legal rights of married women. The decisions on savings, education, and labor supply that generate these variables are made within families. Neither welfare function captures the more gradual distinctions that common usage of the term exploitation allows.

I compare the predictions of three variants of the altruistic parent model of Dooepke and Becker for the relationship between child mortality and fertility.

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In contrast, when inequality is high, public education yields higher growth by reducing fertility differentials. The British Industrial Revolution was a time of major macrorconomics transformations. Other discussions of the paper: Under this criterion, child labor is exploitative only in families where the parent or guardian displays insufficient altruism towards the child.

Yet the family and decision-making in families is typically ignored in macroeconomic models.

American Economic ReviewDecember Cultural transmission is Beckerian, i. We corroborate our argument with historical evidence on the expansion of women’s rights in England and dkepke United States. The paper November Matthias DoepkeFabian Kindermann.