Fertility and Social Interaction: An Economic Perspective

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Index
adjustment problem, 129
age at marriage, 17
age distribution, 147
agricultural technologies, 56
altruism, 15
asymmetric knowledge, 30
baby boom, 147
baby bust, 147
Becker, G., 13 , 23 , 111
below-replacement fertility, 162
Boserup, E., 22
bounded rationality, 8 , 32 , 43
breast-feeding, 2 , 17
budget constraint, 13 , 100
Caldwell, J. C., 16
capital dilution, 22
cascades, 31
Coale, A. J., 5 , 22
cohort, 148 , 162
collective behavior, 114 , 135 , 145
common knowledge, 135
conformity, 11
contraceptive choice, 20 , 29 , 118
contraceptive methods, 1 , 118
abstinence, 2
adoption of, 8 , 29
coitus interruptus, 1
costs, 29 , 100
disutility of, 17
information about, 20 , 29 , 112
IUD, 34
knowledge of, xi , 1 , 10 , 29 , 112
learning about, 11 , 29
pill, 20 , 34
rhythm, 20
satisfaction with, 30 , 95
side effects, 11 , 29
withdrawal, 20
contraceptive use, 63
differences across social strata, 31
dynamics of, 41
long-term levels, 94
of network partners, 63 , 74
persistent diversity, 29
coordination failure, 115
coordination games, 115
coordination networks, xi , 114 , 135
coordination problem, xiv , 25 , 113 , 121 , 132
critical mass, 113 , 139
cultural dynamics, 149
degree of connectedness, 65
demand theories, 5 , 8 , 12
demographic transition theory, 4
Denmark, 147
density, 65
developed countries, xiv , 145
developing countries, 5 , 29 , 93
development traps, xi , 22
diffusion, xi , 8 , 29 , 68 , 134 , 147
differential equation models, 31
dynamic implication, 48
effect on behavior, 11
empirical evidence, 9
inefficient adoption, 32
initial adopters, 9
lack of convergence, 29
path-dependent models, 31
S-shaped time pattern, 9 , 97
simulation-based models, 34
snowball effect, 48
socially efficient, 39
dynastic utility function, 15 , 23
Easterlin, R. A., 16 , 147
economic development, ix , 1 , 8 , 21
economic growth model, 23
economic-demographic cycles, 147
endogenous social change, xi , 111
England, 3
environmental degradation, ix
epidemiological models, 31
equilibria
Pareto-ranking of, 120
transitions between, 169 , 172 , 175
equilibrium

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