CitationEspenshade, Thomas J.; Turchi, Boone A.; & Kamenske, Gloria (1983). Family Size and Economic Welfare. Family Planning Perspectives, 15(6), 289-94.
AbstractUsing data from the 1972-1973 Consumer Expenditure Survey, this article examines the effect of variations in family size on such measures of family economic well-being as levels and patterns of spending, earnings and employment, public assistance and the quantity and quality of housing. In general, although overall income rises somewhat with family size, an increase in the number of children appears to reduce the family's standard of living, especially in young families with small children.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleFamily Planning Perspectives
Author(s)Espenshade, Thomas J.
Turchi, Boone A.