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Family Economics Writ Large

Jeremy Greenwood, Nezih Guner () and Guillaume Vandenbroucke ()

No 23103, NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc

Abstract: Powerful currents have reshaped the structure of families over the last century. There has been (i) a dramatic drop in fertility and greater parental investment in children; (ii) a rise in married female labor-force participation; (iii) a significant decline in marriage and a rise in divorce; (iv) a higher degree of positive assortative mating; (v) more children living with a single mother; (vi) shifts in social norms governing premarital sex and married women's roles in the workplace. Macroeconomic models explaining these aggregate trends are surveyed. The relentless flow of technological progress and its role in shaping family life are stressed.

JEL-codes: D58 E1 E13 J1 J12 J13 J2 J22 N30 O11 O15 O3 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2017-01
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Published as Jeremy Greenwood & Nezih Guner & Guillaume Vandenbroucke, 2016. "Family Economics Writ Large," Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Working Papers, vol 2016(026).
Published as Jeremy Greenwood & Nezih Guner & Guillaume Vandenbroucke, 2017. "Family Economics Writ Large," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 55(4), pages 1346-1434, December.
Published as Jeremy Greenwood & Nezih Guner & Guillaume Vandenbroucke, 2017. "Family Economics Writ Large," Journal of Economic Literature, vol 55(4), pages 1346-1434.

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