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Journal of Economic TheoryJanuary An earlier version of this paper circulated under the title: Women’s Empowerment and Development: We show that these types of international action on child labor tend to lower domestic political support doepe developing countries for banning child labor.

The effect is amplified by the rise in taxes necessary to pay down wartime government debt. A podcast with Fabrizio Zilibotti discussing the paper: How Rosie the Riveter led to the macroeconomjcs Baby Boom. We develop a positive theory of the adoption of child labor laws. We develop a theory that integrates private education and fertility decisions with voting on public schooling expenditures. In contrast, when inequality is high, public education yields macroecono,ics growth by reducing fertility differentials.

Even though the overall pattern is repeated, there are large cross-country variations in the timing and speed of the demographic transition.

Prof. Matthias Doepke, The Family in Macroeconomics

We find that the presence of a large private education sector benefits public schools in a broad-based democracy where politicians are responsive doeke low-income families, but crowds out public-education spending in a society that is politically dominated by the rich.


The key to implementing these extensions is to introduce multiple layers of off-path utility bounds. Apprenticeship and the Rise of Europe Published in Vox.

Institutions such as the family, the clan, the guild, and macroedonomics market organize who learns from whom. The baseline model is contrasted to an extension with discrete fertility choice and stochastic mortality and a setup with sequential fertility choice. American Economic ReviewDecember Journal of Political EconomyDepke Transfers to women are more likely to be beneficial when human capital, rather than physical capital or land, is the most important factor of production.

Fertility, Bargaining, Child Care. The main predictions of the theory are consistent with state-level and micro data from the United States as well as cross-country evidence from the PISA study.

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Middle-class families in occupations that require effort, skill, and experience develop patience and work ethic, whereas upper-class families relying on rental income cultivate a refined taste for leisure. We focus on two sources of asymmetries: Politics and the Structure of Eduation Funding published in Vox. Neither welfare function captures the more gradual distinctions that common usage of the term exploitation allows.

In every developed country, the economic transition from pre-industrial stagnation to modern growth was accompanied by a demographic transition from high to low fertility. Inhe was awarded an Alfred P. Workers who compete with children in the labor market support the introduction of a child labor ban, unless their own working children provide a large fraction of family income.

A Cure for Hyper-Parenting.

Standard theories of wealth inequality cannot explain why the aristocrats, in spite of their superior wealth and education, macrofconomics to be the main protagonists and beneficiaries of industrialization. The Economics and Politics of Women’s Rights. Handbook of Economic Growth, Vol.


Different parenting styles authoritarian, authoritative, and permissive emerge as equilibrium outcomes, and are affected both maacroeconomics parental preferences and by the socioeconomic environment. This disagreement between spouses suggests that the extent to which women are empowered should matter for fertility choices.

We discuss the two-way link between culture and economic growth.

Macroeconomics by Matthias Doepke, Andreas Lehnert, Andrew Sellgren

Specifically, we compare the implications of a public and a private schooling regime for economic growth and inequality. What causes some countries to enter a growth takeoff, while others remain poor? The decisions on savings, education, and labor diepke that generate these variables are made within families. Recently, Professor Doepke has worked population dynamics and economic growth, the political economy of child labor, endogenous preferences in macroeconomics, and redistributional effects of inflation.

The young learn as apprentices from the old.

The empirical literature on monetary policy shocks documents that contractionary shocks are followed by a persistent rise in interest rates and a persistent fall in output.

Among the policies considered, education subsidies have kacroeconomics minor effects, while accounting for child-labor regulations is crucial. The results suggest that taking into account joint household decision making is essential for understanding the dynamics of labor supply. Northwestern University Department of Economics.