Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/35626
Authors: 
Millimet, Daniel L.
Wang, Le
Year of Publication: 
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: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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