Who Wants More Kids?, Part II
By Bryan Caplan
The GSS asks: “What do you think is the ideal number of children for a family to have?” So who wants more – men or women? Survey says: Women want .05 children more.
That’s a lot smaller difference than my anecdotal evidence suggests. But it’s still the opposite of what Bergstrom’s model requires to get off the ground. The puzzle of declining family size in the face of rising wealth remains.