Monday, December 12, 2016

[lkuzxate] Who to have more babies?

Suppose a country, for example, Japan, is struggling with negative population growth, and wants to provide incentives for people to have more children.  How should the incentives be structured?  In particular, should it be designed to result in many families having slightly more children, or a few families having many more children?

The latter might be more efficient through economies of scale but potentially causes problems with only a small number of parents defining the culture of the next generation.

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