Culture: An Empirical Investigation of Beliefs, Work, and Fertility

A Verification and Reproduction of Fernández and Fogli (2009)


  • Victor Gay Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) and Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST), University of Toulouse Capitole, Toulouse, France


Culture, Female Labor Force Participation, Fertility, Replication


In this article, I perform a verification and a reproduction of the main results in Fernández and Fogli (2009), which estimates the role of culture in explaining the labor and fertility decisions of second generation American women in 1970. While I am able to verify Fernández and Fogli’s (2009) main results as well as their robustness relative to both labor and fertility decisions, I am unable to reproduce them relative to labor decisions in alternative samples drawn from the same underlying population.