Fertility decisions when infant survival is endogenous.

  title={Fertility decisions when infant survival is endogenous.},
  author={Alessandro Cigno},
  journal={Journal of population economics},
  volume={11 1},
This article describes two fertility models: one with exogenous infant survival probability (SP) and one with endogenous infant SP. The equations show that fertility and mortality can be positively correlated when the SP of an infant is based on parental choices about health, nutrition, and other survival factors. Fertility and mortality move in opposite directions when parents believe that there is nothing that can be done to improve the survival chances of their own children. The exogenous… CONTINUE READING
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