Friday, January 8, 2016

Changing Pregnancy Decisions


For John, BLUFThis is a new and good development.  Nothing to see here; just move along.



Somewhere out there is VOXEU, which is for the dissemination of research-based policy analysis and commentary by leading economists.  It isn't for you, but for "economists in governments, international organisations, academia and the private sector as well as journalists specialising in economics, finance and business as economics students." The article, by researchers Moshe Hazan and Hosny Zoabi, from 11 December 2015 is "Highly educated women no longer have fewer kids".
Economists are increasingly interested in measuring the relationship between women’s work and education and the number of children they have – in part as a response to public policies that aim to empower women. This column assesses the evidence and finds that whereas in the 1990s highly educated women had fewer children than women with a lower education in the US, it is no longer true today.
This is an interesting development and an indication of how demographics are changing.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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