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dc.contributor.authorSeebens, Holgeren_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:08:00Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:08:00Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/19850-
dc.description.abstractThe results of the Demographic Health Survey (DHS) reveal that women in Ethiopia prefer fewer children than men, which can be explained by the greater costs that women have to incur from pregnancy, delivery and care for children. In view of differing preferences it is yet not clear which factors determine the final decision. The aim of this study is to shed light on the impact of different bargaining weights on family planning within married couples in rural Ethiopia. Bargaining over fertility can be split into two parts: spacing between births and the number of children. Building on the intrahousehold bargaining framework I investigate both aspects. Applying multistate and count data models I test the hypothesis that women?s bargaining power is negatively related to the number of children and positively to the period length between adjacent births using a detailed data set from rural Ethiopia. Both hypotheses find support from the data.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesProceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Berlin 2006 / Verein für Socialpolitik, Research Committee Development Economics 25en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordFertilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordintrahousehold bargainingen_US
dc.subject.keywordmultistate modelen_US
dc.subject.keywordEthiopiaen_US
dc.titleBargaining over Fertility in Rural Ethiopiaen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn51792272Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:gdec06:4748-
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