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Fertility and the plough

Author: Alberto Alesina; Paola Giuliano; Nathan Nunn; National Bureau of Economic Research.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : National Bureau of Economic Research, ©2011.
Series: Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research), no. 16718.
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The current study finds that societies which historically engaged in plough agriculture today have lower fertility. We argue, and provide ethnographic evidence, that the finding is explained by the fact that with plough agriculture, children, like women, are relatively less useful in the field. The plough requires strength and eliminates the need for weeding, a task particularly suitable for women and children. This  Read more...
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Alesina, Alberto.
Fertility and the plough.
Cambridge, Mass. : National Bureau of Economic Research, ©2011
(DLC) 2011655944
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alberto Alesina; Paola Giuliano; Nathan Nunn; National Bureau of Economic Research.
OCLC Number: 698080896
Description: 1 online resource (12 pages) : illustrations.
Series Title: Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research), no. 16718.
Responsibility: Alberto Alesina, Paola Giuliano, Nathan Nunn.

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The current study finds that societies which historically engaged in plough agriculture today have lower fertility. We argue, and provide ethnographic evidence, that the finding is explained by the fact that with plough agriculture, children, like women, are relatively less useful in the field. The plough requires strength and eliminates the need for weeding, a task particularly suitable for women and children. This in turn generates a preference for fewer children, lowering fertility.

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