Economic analyses of families: existing research findings
AuthorJohnson, D.; Kalb, G. R
AffiliationEconomics and Commerce: Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research
CitationsJohnson, D. and Kalb, G. R (2002) Economic analyses of families: existing research findings.
Access StatusOpen Access
ISBN 0734031106 ISSN 13284991 (Print) ; ISSN 14475863 (Online) MIWP no. 27/02
This paper provides a literature review on economics of the family. In particular, where decisions of families related to marriage, fertility, labour supply and home production are concerned. First an overview of the theory on these issues is given, followed by a selection of empirical studies. Finally, the review highlights some areas of interest for future research in Australia.
KeywordsEconomics of the family; labour supply; families in Australia; family structure; research on the family; sole parenthood; economic theories of the family; families and work; future developments in families
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