Title

Fertility choice under child mortality and social norms

Campus Units

Economics

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Submitted Manuscript

Publication Date

6-2012

Journal or Book Title

Economics Letters

Volume

115

Issue

3

First Page or Article ID Number

338

Last Page

341

DOI

10.1016/j.econlet.2011.11.029

Abstract

In most demographic transitions, declines in child mortality precede declines in net fertility rates. Variants of the Barro–Becker model of fertility fail to deliver this link. A simple extension, the inclusion of social norms regarding fertility, generates the desired effect.

JEL Classification

O40, I12, J11

Comments

This article is published as Fertility Choice under Child Mortality and Social Norms (with Shankha Chakraborty), 2012, Economics Letters 115(3), 338–341; doi:10.1016/j.econlet.2011.11.029 . Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Elsevier B.V.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

Published Version Working Paper

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