Impacts of Family Size on the Family as a Whole: Evidence from the Developing World

Using multiple births as an Instrumental Variable (IV) for family size and data for 43 developing countries, I find evidence that a shock in fertility has a cost for a family as a whole. Mothers are more likely to live in less stable family arrangements and they are more likely to use contraceptives...

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Volume: 12
Main Author: Julio Cáceres-Delpiano
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Place of publication: Berkeley Berkeley Electronic Press 01.01.2012
published in: Contributions to economic analysis & policy Vol. 12; no. 1; p. 1
Data of publication: 20120101
ISSN: 1538-0645
EISSN: 1538-0645
Discipline: Economics
Online Access: available in Bonn?
Database: ProQuest One Business (Alumni)
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