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Altruism, fertility, and the value of children

Javier A. Birchenall

Altruism, fertility, and the value of children

health policy evaluation and intergenerational welfare

by Javier A. Birchenall

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Published by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Medical policy -- United States -- Mathematical models,
  • Children -- Mortality -- United States -- Mathematical models

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJavier A. Birchenall, Rodrigo R. Soares.
    SeriesNBER working paper series -- no. 12836., Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research) -- working paper no. 12836.
    ContributionsSoares, Rodrigo Reis., National Bureau of Economic Research.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination29 p. :
    Number of Pages29
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17632213M
    OCLC/WorldCa80020791

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Altruism, fertility, and the value of children by Javier A. Birchenall Download PDF EPUB FB2

Downloadable (with restrictions). This paper accounts for the value of children and future generations in the evaluation of health policies.

This is achieved through the incorporation of altruism and fertility in a "value of life" type of framework. We are able to express adults' willingness to pay for changes in child mortality and also to incorporate the welfare of future generations in the.

Get this from a library. Altruism, fertility, and the value of children: health policy evaluation and intergenerational welfare. [Javier A Birchenall; Rodrigo Reis Soares; National Bureau of Economic Research.] -- "This paper accounts for the value of children and future generations in the evaluation of health policies.

This is achieved through the incorporation of altruism and fertility in. "Altruism, Fertility, and the Value of Children: Health Policy Evaluation and Intergenerational Welfare," NBER Working PapersNational Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

Philippe Weil, " Nonexpected Utility in Macroeconomics," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. (1), pages Cited by: 2. 1. Introduction. Information on parents’ preferences is useful in evaluating the effectiveness and economic efficiency of policies affecting children, and recent executive and legislative decisions in the US have emphasized protecting children's health from environmental threats.

Parental preferences, along with income and fertility, influence family investments in children, and these Cited by: FERTILITY BEHAVIOR 79 In contrast, pecuniary extemalities are market-registered actions that benefit some people and hurt others, and may not result in a net gain or loss to society.

Policy interventions to counteract a pecuniary extemality imply a value judgment favoring redistribution of income from one group to another. The social problems associated with low fertility are also mirror images of those associated with high fertility: women now have fewer children than they want (see, e.g., Hewlett's () high-profile book about the personal crises of unintended childlessness), and women have children at late ages, with some questioning whether they should have.

Peter Hammerstein, Olof Leimar, in Handbook of Game Theory with Economic Applications, Reciprocal altruism. Evolutionary biologists use the term “ altruism ” for acts that are costly to the actor and beneficial to others. Their notion of altruism is solely based on the fitness consequences of behavior and leaves open the psychological question of whether there is a true.

desired value of children, as for example with family poverty, less-than-ideal housing conditions or maternal illness. In contrast, incentives are factors that make it easier to reach the desired value of children: wealth, adequate housing conditions, family support, and generally positive attitudes towards children in the social context.

Using 23 countries' data from the National Transfer Accounts (NTA), we estimate the degrees of filial and parental altruism and adjust them for their respective life expectancy and fertility rates. altruism toward children differed, g and n might well be unrelated. Studies of growth rates among countries since find that they are very weakly negatively related to fertility rates (see.

Femininity (also called womanliness or girlishness) is a set of attributes, behaviors, and roles generally associated with women and gh femininity is socially constructed, some research indicates that some behaviors considered feminine are biologically influenced.

To what extent femininity is biologically or socially influenced is subject to debate. Author(s): Birchenall,Javier A; Soares,Rodrigo Reis; National Bureau of Economic Research. Title(s): Altruism, fertility, and the value of children: health policy. This paper investigates the effect of a change in life expectancy (i.e., longevity) on fertility in a standard OLG economy.

The main result is that, in contrast with other papers, an increase in the longevity rate may increase the fertility rate as well. It is shown that such a result holds when the cost of rearing children in terms of goods and services (rather than in terms of forgone wages.

In The Handmaids Tale fertility rates have declined leaving the majority of couples unable to bear their own children, thus leaving them reliant on the bodies of others to fulfil this role. The idea that fertility is a limited resource, something which ‘runs out’ or needs to be ‘protected’, has a certain resonance in our society today.

The central theme of the book is the evolutionary development of the human conscience and the associated social mechanisms. The non-scientist can see at least one indication that physiology (indicating evolution) is involved: people from cultures and ethnic groups around the world blush when experiencing shame/5(33).

Imagine each family as a kind of little factory—a multiperson unit producing meals, health, skills, children, and self-esteem from market goods and the time, skills, and knowledge of its members.

This is only one of the remarkable concepts explored by Gary Becker in his landmark work on the family. Becker applies economic theory to the most sensitive and fateful personal decisions, such as 3/5(5). Since his pioneering application of economic analysis to racial discrimination, Gary S.

Becker has shown that an economic approach can provide a unified framework for understanding all human behavior. In a highly readable selection of essays Becker applies this approach to various aspects of human activity, including social interactions; crime and punishment; marriage, fertility, and the.

The author then goes on to discuss studies done on following children through their lives and seeing how their political preferences evolved from the ages of and twin studies on political nature (both identical and fraternal). The examples set the stage for exciting reading.

The first section of the book deals with s: Fertility rates were higher than 5 in both Europe and the United States just a hundred years ago, but by yearthey had plummeted to as low as around in Europe and in the United States.

Many European nations experience fertility rates far below replacement levels: Spain, Italy and Greece dip. the first model that combines aggregate growth with fertility choice based on parental altruism. In their model countries with higher costs of raising children have relatively lower steady-state growth rates of population.

This result is derived through an indirect effect of lower interest rates. However. Levels of parent–child value congruence vary as a function of the substantive content of values. Congruence is usually high for religious values and lower for most other values that have been studied (Kalish & Johnson, ; Miller & Glass, ).

It is therefore important to consider the content of values when studying value transmission.In our model, fertility and education decisions are interdependent. Poor parents decide to have many children and invest little in education.

A mean-preserving spread in the income distribution increases the fertility differential between the rich and the poor, which implies that more weight gets placed on families who provide little education. Altruism, Becoming the Crone, and the Grandmother Effect October 7, Cat Chapin-Bishop Patheos Explore the world's faith through different perspectives on religion and spirituality!