Labour Market Restrictions and the Role of Preferences in Family Economics

  • Klaus F. Zimmermann
  • John P. De New
Conference paper
Part of the Population Economics book series (POPULATION)

Abstract

“The economic approach contributes important insights toward explaining the large decline in birth rates during the past 100 years, the rapid expansion in the labour force participation of married women after the 1950s, the explosive advance in divorce rates during the past two decades, and other major changes in the family. Family economics is now a respectable and growing field.” (Becker, 1988, p. 3).

Keywords

Income Explosive Posit 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Klaus F. Zimmermann
    • 1
  • John P. De New
    • 1
  1. 1.Seminar für Arbeits- und BevölkerungsökonomieLudwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenMünchen 40Germany

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