Fertility choice under child mortality and social norms
AbstractIn most demographic transitions, declines in child mortality precede declines in net fertility rates. Variants of the Barro–Becker model of fertility fail to deliver this link. A simple extension, the inclusion of social norms regarding fertility, generates the desired effect.
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Child mortality; Fertility; Demographic transition; Social norms;
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