Social capital, human capital and fertility
Fabio Sabatini () and
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Abstract We develop an overlapping generations model to study how the interplay between social and human capital affects fertility. In a framework where families face a trade-off between the quantity and quality of children, we incorporate the assumption that social capital plays a key role in the accumulation of human capital. We show how the erosion of social capital can trigger a chain of reactions leading households to base their childbearing decisions on quantity, instead of quality, resulting in higher fertility.
Keywords: fertility; quantity-quality trade-off; human capital; education; social capital; trust (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I25 J13 Z0 Z13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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