Replication data for: Fertility and Wars: The Case of World War I in France
- Vandenbroucke, Guillaume
AbstractDuring World War I the birth rate in France fell by 50%. Why? I build a model of fertility choices where the war implies a positive probability that a wife remains alone, a partially-compensated loss of a husband's income, and a temporary decline in productivity followed by faster growth. I calibrate the model's key parameters using pre-war data. I find that it accounts for 91% of the decline of the birth rate. The main determinant of this result is the loss of expected income associated with the risk that a wife remains alone.
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DOI: 10.1257/mac.6.2.108 (Text)
Vandenbroucke, Guillaume. “Fertility and Wars: The Case of World War I in France.” American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics 6, no. 2 (April 2014): 108–36. https://doi.org/10.1257/mac.6.2.108.
- ID: 10.1257/mac.6.2.108 (DOI)
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