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Parenting makes men want fewer kids

2019-05-09 20:32:32.448193+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

After men in Spain got paternity leave, they wanted fewer kids

Unexpectedly, though, the researchers also found that families who were eligible for the paternity leave were less likely to have kids in the future. In a study published in the Journal of Public Economics (paywall), economists Lídia Farré of the University of Barcelona and Libertad González of University of Pompeu Fabra estimate that two years on, parents who had been eligible for the newly introduced program were 7% to 15% less likely to have another kid than parents who just missed the eligibility cutoff. While the difference dissipated further into the future, even after six years, parents who had been eligible for the leave were still less likely to have a child again.

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpubeco.2018.12.002

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