Arabic translation: منفعة الأطفال أو المنفعة من الأطفال
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English to Arabic translations [PRO] Social Sciences - Economics / fertility planning
English term or phrase:utility from children
This is the context - I don't understand the term in English, so can't help you here: "If theories about positive externalities of children in modern economies are sufficiently empirically supported, public policy should aim at lowering the uncertainty level regarding future utilities from children."
I am told this is a specific economic term, so would appreciate if colleagues who are going to make educated guesses told me that it is merely a guess on their behalf.
Explanation: It's from a theory of economics that applies the "utility pattern" to our desire for spouse and children. See site below from where I copied the sentence.
This brings us to the second current gulf between economics and evolution. Economics has assumed rational actors who maximise their utility, but left the question of what it is that gives human beings utility outside its domain. This limits the explanator