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Polygyny, men’s involvement and fertility: Evidence from a field experiment in rural Burkina Faso

@inproceedings{dExelle2019PolygynyMI,
  title={Polygyny, men’s involvement and fertility: Evidence from a field experiment in rural Burkina Faso},
  author={Ben d’Exelle and Aur{\'e}lia L{\'e}pine and Richard Bakyono and Ludovic Deo Gracias Tapsoba},
  year={2019}
}
Gender difference in fertility is believed to be a significant barrier to contraceptive use and it has been shown that giving women access to contraception in private was effective to increase the demand of family planning. We implement the experiment developed by Ashraf, Field, and Lee (2014), in which a free contraceptive voucher is distributed either to the woman in private or to the couple, in a context where polygyny is widespread. Results show that out of the 1,074 women who received a… 

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