Fertility choice under child mortality and social norms

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2012-02-10
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Chakraborty, Shankha
Bhattacharya, Joydeep
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Economics
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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.

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fertility, child mortality, demographic transition, social norms
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