Working Paper Number
WP #34911, February 2012
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.
Published in Economics Letters, Vol. 115 no. 3 (June 2012): 338-341.
O40, I12, J11
Chakraborty, Shankha and Bhattacharya, Joydeep, "Fertility choice under child mortality and social norms" (2012). Economics Working Papers (2002–2016). 65.