Who Adopts: An Economists View

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Samuel D. Ramenofsky

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adoption, motivation of adoption, relative income, adoption process

Abstract

Dr. Bonhams article offers insight into the motivation of adoption. It is this authors belief that the economic literature on fertility, quantity and quality of children, and the value of the time of women give added insights. It is hypothesized that relative income is an important variable. Data on adoption were collected from an urban social agency involved in the adoption process to test the hypothesis. A model is proposed to illustrate the adoption process.

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