Growing Up Together: Cohort Composition and Child Investment

  title={Growing Up Together: Cohort Composition and Child Investment},
  author={Kelly M Jones},
In sub-Saharan Africa, 60 % of child deaths are preventable by investments in child health as simple as immunizations, bed nets, or water purification. This article investigates how a household’s decisions regarding such investments are affected by the size and gender composition of a child’s cohort. I focus on a previously overlooked type of investment: nonrival, child-specific goods (club goods). I empirically estimate the response of immunization status to cohort characteristics. I carefully… CONTINUE READING
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