Equality and fertility in the kibbutz

Leif Danziger, Shoshana Neuman

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The kibbutz' quest for equality makes a member's consumption independent of his contribution to production, and the kibbutz itself responsible for almost all childrearing expenses. This fundamental departure from the standard organization of economic life of course affects fertility. We find that a parent's predicted wage (as determined by the parent's individual characteristics) has a smaller positive effect on fertility in the city than in the kibbutz, and that a parent's education has a negative effect on fertility in the city and either a smaller negative effect or no effect in the kibbutz. Correspondence to Leif Danziger.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-66
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Population Economics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Feb 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Demography
  • Economics and Econometrics


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