Fertility choice, mortality expectations, and interdependent preferences—An empirical analysis

@inproceedings{Canning2013FertilityCM,
  title={Fertility choice, mortality expectations, and interdependent preferences—An empirical analysis},
  author={David Canning and Isabel Guenther and Sebastian Linnemayr and David E Bloom},
  year={2013}
}
We investigate the empirical relationship between child mortality and fertility across 46 low and middle income countries. Specifically, we model the effect of mortality expectations and interdependent fertility preferences on fertility. The direct marginal effect of mortality expectations on fertility is larger than zero but less than unity. This implies that a decrease in mortality rates leads to a decrease in children born but to an increase in the number of surviving children and hence the… CONTINUE READING

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