Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/142610
Authors: 
Yamamura, Eiji
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
EERI Research Paper Series 03/2011
Abstract: 
This paper uses panel data of OECD countries during the period 1995–2003 to examine how corruption affects fertility. The Corruption Perceptions Index is used to measure the degree of corruption. Fixed effects IV estimation and the Arellano-Bond dynamic panel estimation are employed to control for endogenous bias and unobservable country-specific effects. Results suggest that the fertility rate is higher in less corrupted countries. From this, the argument can be made that lack of political corruption underlies desirable conditions for child rearing in developed countries.
Subjects: 
Corruption
fertility
political institutions
JEL: 
D73
J13
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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