The Impact of Education on Fertility and Child Mortality : Do Fathers really Matter less than Mothers ?

@inproceedings{Breierova2002TheIO,
  title={The Impact of Education on Fertility and Child Mortality : Do Fathers really Matter less than Mothers ?},
  author={Lucia Breierova and Esther Duflo},
  year={2002}
}
This paper takes advantage of a massive school construction program that took place in Indonesia between 1973 and 1978 to estimate the effect of education on fertility and child mortality. Time and region varying exposure to the school construction program generates instrumental variables for the average education in the household, and the difference in education between husband and wife. We show that female education is a stronger determinant of age at marriage and early fertility than male… CONTINUE READING
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