The contribution of increases in family benefits to Australia’s early 21st-century fertility increase: An empirical analysis

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Title The contribution of increases in family benefits to Australia’s early 21st-century fertility increase: An empirical analysis
Author Parr, Nick; Guest, Ross
Journal Name Demographic research
Year Published 2011
Place of publication Germany
Publisher Max-Planck-Institut fuer Demografische Forschung
Abstract Between 2001 and 2008 Australia’s total fertility increased from 1.73 to 1.96. This period also saw changes to family benefits, most notably the introduction of a universal, flat-rate at birth payment and an increased subsidisation of child care. This paper analyses individual-level fertility, using data from a large-scale longitudinal survey and focusing on the effects of changes to family benefits, macroeconomic variables, entitlements to family-friendly working conditions, and socioeconomic and demographic characteristics. It finds the effects of the ‘Baby Bonus’ and the Child Care Rebate are slight. The effects of education, income, occupation, marital status, age and parity are significant.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.4054/DemRes.2011.25.6
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Volume 25
Page from 215
Page to 244
ISSN 1435-9871
Date Accessioned 2011-11-15
Language en_US
Research Centre Griffith Asia Institute
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Applied Economics
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/41977
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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