ERIC Number: ED164139
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Child Schooling and Family Size: An Economic Analysis.
De Tray, Dennis
This report contains the results of two closely related research projects designed to yield information on social and economic factors that influence the number of children couples have and the amount of schooling those children receive. Both projects are based on the same underlying theory of family formation and behavior and both use the same basic source of data. The first study attempts to solve certain problems that arise in moving from theoretical constructs to empirical application. The second study concentrates on testing a set of hypotheses about relationships between numbers of children and human capital investments in those children. Common elements of several recent economics models of fertility are reviewed and predictions based on these models are discussed. (JMB)
Descriptors: Birth Rate, Children, Economic Factors, Economics, Educational Experience, Employed Women, Family Income, Family (Sociological Unit), Human Capital, Models, Research, Social Influences, Tables (Data)
The Rand Corporation, 1700 Main Street, Santa Monica, California 90406 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.