Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/98333
Authors: 
Ribero, Rocio
Year of Publication: 
2000
Series/Report no.: 
Center Discussion Paper 818
Abstract: 
This paper analyzes how family structure and fertility alter children quality in Colombia. Reduced form models to determine marital status of women and number of children ever born are estimated considering factors that affect women's bargaining powers inside the marriage. Tentative estimates of structural interdependence between these variables and children outcomes are outlined, revealing that marriage has a positive link with child quality and fertility has a negative link with child quality. Colombian national household survey data at rural and urban levels are used for the estimations.
Subjects: 
Family structure
fertility
child quality
JEL: 
J00
J12
J13
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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