Household bargaining over fertility: Theory and evidence from Malaysia

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We develop and test a model of household bargaining over fertility when transfers between spouses are possible. The model makes precise how the fertility preferences of each spouse translate into fertility outcomes. We show this depends on whether or not spouses can commit to their future actions within marriage. If couples bargain with commitment… (More)

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@inproceedings{Rasul2006HouseholdBO, title={Household bargaining over fertility: Theory and evidence from Malaysia}, author={Imran Rasul and Andrew Chesher and Markus Goldstein and Alan D. Manning and Michele Piccione and Andrea Prat and Yoram George Weiss}, year={2006} }