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The Effect of Family Size on Health and Well-Being at Retirement: Evidence from the Great Depression

a PSC Small Fund Research Project

Investigator:   Lauren Nicholas

A large literature in economics has considered the relationship between family size and later life outcomes including educational attainment, adult earnings and teenage childbearing. However, it is currently unknown whether there are long-term effects of family size as a child on outcomes in retirement. This paper uses data from the National Longitudinal Surveys of Young Women and Mature Women to understand the relationships between women's family size as a child and measures of well-being in retirement including health, time and financial transfers within the family. Great Depression-era changes in fertility patterns will be used to instrument for family size.

Funding Period: 04/01/2009 to 06/30/2010

Country of Focus: USA

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