Tag Archives: family policies

Can cash transfers increase fertility rates?

Most developed countries with relatively high fertility rates around replacement level (2,1 children per women), like France or the Nordic countries, have a comprehensive mix of different family policy instruments. The reason why these countries have been experiencing a re-increase … Continue reading

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The Impact of Family Policies on Fertility Trends in Developed Countries

A new article has been published in the European Journal of Population on fertility and family policies in Europe. Here is the abstract and the link to the article: Abstract We examine how strongly fertility trends respond to family policies … Continue reading

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The Costs of Children – how Family Policies can reduce them.

In an article recently published in Population Research and Policy Review, economists Olivier Thévenon and Angela Luci discuss why and how family policies can reduce the costs of children that are beared by parents in developped countries. Image source: http://www.simpsons.wikia.comContinue reading

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The More Women Work, The More Babies They Have

A French study by Angela Luci and Olivier Thévenon, cited in several national and international journals, shows that the OECD countries with the most working women have higher fertility rates. The fact that overall birth rates have somewhat risen in … Continue reading

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Female Employment – an effective instrument to reduce child poverty

A recently published OECD report, named “Doing better for families”, looks at the different ways in which governments support families. The book discusses aspects of child poverty and children’s well-being and follows up on the question how to successfully and … Continue reading

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Labour market dualization – a disregarded determinant of gender inequality

The concept “labour market dualization” basically implies a distinction between two different groups of people offering labour supply. Traditionally, one distinguishes between “labour market insiders” (those who have jobs) and “labour market outsiders” (those who are unemployed). More recently, analysts … Continue reading

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Why French women suceed better in balancing work and family life than German women.

Although Germany and France bear many similarities regarding economics, politics and institutions as compared to other European countries, the birth rate and full-time female labour force participation rate are significantly lower in Germany. Both in France and in Germany, there … Continue reading

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