Subsidizing the Stork: New Evidence on Tax Incentives and Fertility

Subsidizing the Stork: New Evidence on Tax Incentives and Fertility

Subsidizing the Stork: New Evidence on Tax Incentives and Fertility

Subsidizing the Stork: New Evidence on Tax Incentives and Fertilitys

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Milligan, Kevin. 2005. «Subsidizing the Stork: New Evidence on Tax Incentives and Fertility ». Review of Economics and Statistics, vol. 87, no 3, p. 539-555.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
This paper examines the incidence of the pronatalist policy of Quebec’s province (the Allowance for Newborn Children (ANC)) on fertilty behaviors.

2. Méthode


Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


« This paper exploits the introduction of a pronatalist transfer policy in the Canadian province of Quebec that paid up to C$8,000 to families having a child. I implement a quasi-experimental strategy by forming treatment and control groups defined by time, jurisdiction, and family type. The incentive was available broadly, rather than to a narrow population as studied in previous work, providing an exceptional opportunity to investigate heterogeneous responses. I find a strong effect of the policy on fertility, and some evidence of a heterogeneous response that may help reconcile these results with previous estimates. » (résumé, p. 539)