Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/98349
Authors: 
Sinha, Nistha
Year of Publication: 
2003
Series/Report no.: 
Center Discussion Paper 867
Abstract: 
Despite the attractiveness of experiments from the perspective of program evaluation, there have been very few program experiments in the area of family planning. This paper evaluates an ongoing family planning program experiment in rural Bangladesh. The paper estimates the effect of mothers' program exposure on fertility and children's time allocation. The results show that while the program was effective in reducing fertility, it had no significant impact on children's school enrollment. However, the program appears to have significantly raised boys' participation in the labor force.
Subjects: 
fertility
child labor
school enrollment
program evaluation
JEL: 
J13
J22
I21
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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