This work contributes to the increasing literature on the relationship between the media coverage of the economy and fertility dynamics. We address this relationship for Germany, a nation with a prosperous economy, by combining individual-level data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (G-SOEP) and Media Tenor data on economic news reported by some German weekly magazines of great circulation. Our analysis scrutinizes the association between economic news items and fertility behaviour. Findings reveal that an increase in negative news on the state of the economy discourages fertility, while positive news items only exert a negligible effect.

The relationship between economic news and fertility: the case of Germany / Maria Francesca Morabito, Raffaele Guetto, Matthias Vollbracht, Daniele Vignoli. - ELETTRONICO. - (2022), pp. 1002-1007. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 51st Annual Meeting of the Italian Statistical Society tenutosi a Caserta nel June 22-24 2022.

The relationship between economic news and fertility: the case of Germany

Maria Francesca Morabito;Raffaele Guetto;Daniele Vignoli
2022

Abstract

This work contributes to the increasing literature on the relationship between the media coverage of the economy and fertility dynamics. We address this relationship for Germany, a nation with a prosperous economy, by combining individual-level data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (G-SOEP) and Media Tenor data on economic news reported by some German weekly magazines of great circulation. Our analysis scrutinizes the association between economic news items and fertility behaviour. Findings reveal that an increase in negative news on the state of the economy discourages fertility, while positive news items only exert a negligible effect.
Book of the Short Papers. Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Italian Statistical Society.
51st Annual Meeting of the Italian Statistical Society
Caserta
June 22-24 2022
Maria Francesca Morabito, Raffaele Guetto, Matthias Vollbracht, Daniele Vignoli
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