Domestic Public Policy

The Causes and Consequences of Declining U.S. Fertility

Grant Year: 2022

Melissa Kearney and Phillip Levine will lead an effort to examine the causes of the decline in U.S. fertility rates and explore the economic impacts of that decline. They will commission research and host a series of conferences on topics such as the relationship between public policies and fertility rates and the extent to which lower rates of fertility will shape future patterns of employment and output growth. The project’s findings will appear in a series of papers.

National Bureau of Economic Research Domestic Public Policy