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The impact of children on the components of parental savings: the case of rural Syria.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Population bulletin of ESCWA
Publication Date
Issue
33
Pages
17–31
Identifiers
PMID: 12285279
Source
Medline
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Abstract

"This study is based on a survey conducted by the two authors in 1980 on family income and costs in the rural areas of [Syria. It] examines the indirect impact of children on family savings...with the hypothesis that the number of children has a positive effect on parents' income and a negative effect on their costs.... The conclusions point out that children play a major role in affecting the types of parents' income and expenditure and that increasing the number of children leads to increasing the time during which the parents undertake productive economic activities...."

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