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Title:Is the quantity-quality trade-off a trade-off for all, none, or some? PDF Logo
Authors:Millimet, Daniel L.
Wang, Le
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:IZA discussion papers 4078
Abstract:Although the theoretical trade-off between the quantity and quality of children is well-established, empirical evidence supporting such a causal relationship - particularly on child health - is limited. We use two measures of child health to asses the quantity-quality trade-off across the entire distribution. Using data from the Indonesia Family Life Survey and controlling for the potential endogeneity of child quantity, we find evidence of a causal trade-off only for some and only in the short-run.
Subjects:Intrahousehold allocation
health
human capital
fertility
quantile treatment effects
stochastic dominance
JEL:C14
D10
I12
O12
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-20090330117
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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