The impact of children on the components of parental savings: the case of rural Syria.
- Published Article
Population bulletin of ESCWA
- Publication Date
Dec 01, 1988
"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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