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dc.contributor.authorFORT, Margherita
dc.date.accessioned2007-10-27T10:48:50Z
dc.date.available2007-10-27T10:48:50Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.issn1830-1541
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/7357
dc.description.abstractThis paper assesses the causal effects of education on fertility, allowing for heterogeneity in the effects while controlling for the self-selection of women into education. Identification relies on exogenous variation in schooling induced by a mandatory school reform implemented nationwide in Italy in the early 1960s. The findings suggest that: (i) an increase from primary to junior high school education causes a large proportion of women to postpone early births; (ii) the effect vanishes at older ages and women catch up with the fertility delay before turning 26; (iii) the effect of the increase in education on the number of children a woman has is negligible; (iv) there is large heterogeneity in the fertility behaviour of women.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEuropean University Institute
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEUI MWPen
dc.relation.ispartofseries2007/22en
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectEducationen
dc.subjectMotherhooden
dc.subjectRegression Discontinuity Designen
dc.subjectJ1en
dc.subjectI2en
dc.titleJust A Matter of Time: Empirical Evidence of the Causal Effect of Education on Fertility in Italyen
dc.typeWorking Paperen
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