Economic Analyses of Families: Existing Research Findings

Melbourne Institute Working Paper No. 27/02

Date: December 2002


David Johnson
Guyonne Kalb


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.

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