WHY DO MOTHERS BREASTFEED GIRLS LESS THAN BOYS? EVIDENCE AND IMPLICATIONS FOR CHILD HEALTH IN INDIA

Breastfeeding is negatively correlated with future fertility because nursing temporarily reduces fecundity and because mothers usually wean on becoming pregnant again. We model breastfeeding under son-biased fertility preferences and show that breastfeeding duration increases with birth order, espec...

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Volume: 126
Main Author: Jayachandran, Seema
Kuziemko, Ilyana
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Academic
Place of publication: CARY MIT Press 01.08.2011
OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC
Oxford University Press
published in: The Quarterly journal of economics Vol. 126; no. 3; pp. 1485 - 1538
Data of publication: 20110801
ISSN: 0033-5533
1531-4650
EISSN: 1531-4650
Discipline: Economics
Subjects:
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Online Access: Fulltext
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