Shared Origins and Fertility: An Empirical Study for Italy
Guido de Blasio () and
Rivista italiana degli economisti, 2013, issue 3, 395-416
This paper makes an empirical analysis of the effect of a common origin within a coupleon fertility. We use the Bank of Italy's Survey of Household Income and Wealth (SHIW) to examine thefertility of a sample of Italian women and find that those with the same origin as their husbands tend tohave more children, even after controlling for several individual, family-level, and area-of-residence characteristics.We also find that the impact of homogamy on fertility is stronger for less educated women andfor those residing in backward areas.
Keywords: Fertility; Cultural Origins; Assortative Mating. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:mul:jqat1f:doi:10.1427/74923:y:2013:i:3:p:395-416
Access Statistics for this article
Rivista italiana degli economisti is currently edited by Giuliano Conti
More articles in Rivista italiana degli economisti from Società editrice il Mulino
Bibliographic data for series maintained by ().