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Public talk by Terry Yip Research Associate candidate-FR

Author: myUNB News

Posted on Jul 11, 2018

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The New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT) and the department of economics invite you to a presentation by Dr. Terry Yip (candidate for Research Associate position) on Wednesday, July 25, at 1:30 p.m. in Tilley Hall 404. His talk is titled “Baby Bonus, Anyone? Examining Heterogeneous Responses to a Pro-Natalist Policy”.  

We examine the impact of a universal baby bonus on different income, education, and birth order groups. Specifically, we investigate the Allowance for Newborn Children (ANC) offered by the Province of Quebec. With completed fertility rates we establish a permanent, as well as transitory, effect on fertility. Moreover, we find a hump-shape response by income group, with the greatest response from middle-income families. Women with at least some post-secondary education respond more to the policy than those with less. We find also a large response for third and higher-order births for which the bonus was more generous. Interestingly, though, we find stronger response if there were two previous sons or a previous son and daughter rather than two previous daughters. These findings suggest that pro-natal policies can successfully increase fertility and be cost-effectively structured by targeting households with specific characteristics.

All are welcome to attend.

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Contact: Holly Burke-Wood

Email Address: hollyb@unb.ca