Fertility and the Plough
AbstractThis paper provides evidence that the form of agriculture traditionally practiced—intensive plough agriculture versus shifting hoe agriculture—affected historic norms and preferences about fertility, and that these norms persist, affecting observed fertility around the world today.
CitationAlesina, Alberto, Paola Giuliano, and Nathan Nunn. 2011. "Fertility and the Plough." American Economic Review, 101 (3): 499-503. DOI: 10.1257/aer.101.3.499
- J13 Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
- J16 Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
- O15 Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
- O17 Formal and Informal Sectors; Shadow Economy; Institutional Arrangements
- Z13 Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Social and Economic Stratification