Economic theory often assumes that the opportunity costs of having a child and financial constraints have a simultaneous but opposite influence on fertility. This empirical paper aims to test the concomitance of these effects using the answers to an original survey carried out in 2003 amongst nearly 1,000 French employees, giving information about the impact of their working schedule on the number of children they intend to have. The statistical analysis, based on a "ceteris paribus" approach using Log it estimates, strongly confirms the simultaneous presence of these two explanatory dimensions.
Gilbert Cette, Nicolas Dromel and Dominique Méda
Classification JEL : D10, J13, J22.
Keywords : Family Size, Fertility, Work-Life Balance.
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