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The Effect of Family Size on Men and Women Wellbeing

Author: Bc. Andrea Havrilová
Year: 2016 - summer
Leaders: Mgr. Barbara Pertold-Gebicka M.A., Ph.D.
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Work type: Finance, Financial Markets and Banking
Masters
Language: English
Pages: 67
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Link: https://is.cuni.cz/webapps/zzp/detail/165486/
Abstract: This paper uses data from The Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC) for year 2013 to
estimate the effect of family size on parent’s wellbeing. To address the possible endogeneity in
family size we use “multiple births” as exogenous origin of variation in family size. First finding
shows insignificant effect of the additional child on parent’s wellbeing. However, when we
examine if the effect of number of children is significantly different for men and for women, we
receive significant results. The number of children positively influences mother’s wellbeing, but
for fathers, there do not exist clear result. Finally, we examine if big family is poor family and
our finding reveals, that number of children positively increases income of household.

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