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Did Australia's baby bonus increase the fertility rate? [electronic resource] / Robert Drago, ... [et al.]
Bib ID 4807124
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
Online Versions
Description [Parkville, Vic.] : Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, 2009 
ISBN 9780734032959
Series

Melbourne Institute working paper : online ; no. 09/1.

PANDORA electronic collection

Technical Details

Mode of access: Internet via the World Wide Web. Available at: http://www.melbourneinstitute.com/wp/wp2009n01.pdf 

Summary

"In May 2004, the Australian government announced a “Baby Bonus” policy, paying women an initial A$3,000 per new child. We use household panel data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey (N = 14,932) and a simultaneous equations approach to analyze the effects of this bonus on fertility intentions and ultimately births. The results indicate that opportunity costs influence intentions and births in predictable ways. Fertility intentions rose after the announcement of the Baby Bonus, and the birth rate is estimated to have risen modestly as a result. The marginal cost to the government for an additional birth is estimated to be at least A$124,000."--Melbourne Institute web site.

Notes

Title from title screen.

"February 2009"

Includes bibliographical references.

Also available in a print version.

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Subjects Fertility, Human -- Economic aspects -- Australia.  |  Infants -- Economic aspects -- Australia.  |  Family allowances -- Australia -- Evaluation.
Other authors/contributors Drago, Robert  |  Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research

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