Jul 13, 2012 Report No：12-06
Estimating the Effects of Pronatal Policies on Residential Choice and Fertility
In this paper, we estimate the impacts of local-government-sponsored pronatal policies on fertility by exploiting information on the geographical variation in policies across municipalities in Japan. We develop an empirical model that accommodates both the location and fertility choices of households to take into account their self-selected migration across municipalities.
|Keywords||Fertility, family policies, residential location choice, selection|