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Modeling household fertility decisions with generalized Poisson regression

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  • Weiren Wang

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    (Department of Economics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0034, USA)

  • Felix Famoye

    (Department of Mathematics, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859, USA)

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    This paper models household fertility decisions by using a generalized Poisson regression model. Since the fertility data used in the paper exhibit under-dispersion, the generalized Poisson regression model has statistical advantages over both standard Poisson and negative binomial regression models, and is suitable for analysis of count data that exhibit either over-dispersion or under-dispersion. The model is estimated by the method of maximum likelihood. Approximate tests for the dispersion and goodness-of-fit measures for comparing alternative models are discussed. Based on observations from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics of 1989 interviewing year, the empirical results support the fertility hypothesis of Becker and Lewis (1973).

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Population Economics.

    Volume (Year): 10 (1997)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 273-283

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    Handle: RePEc:spr:jopoec:v:10:y:1997:i:3:p:273-283

    Note: Received January 7, 1997 /Accepted April 3, 1997
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    Keywords: Fertility decision · generalized Poisson model · dispersion · goodness-of-fit;

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    1. Lawrence Kazembe, 2009. "Modelling individual fertility levels in Malawian women: a spatial semiparametric regression model," Statistical Methods and Applications, Springer, vol. 18(2), pages 237-255, July.
    2. Alfonso Miranda Caso Luengo, 2003. "FIML estimation of an endogenous switching model for count data," United Kingdom Stata Users' Group Meetings 2003 07, Stata Users Group.
    3. Kati Schindler & Tilman Brück, 2011. "The Effects of Conflict on Fertility in Rwanda," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 1143, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
    4. Stephan Klasen & Andrey Launov, 2006. "Analysis of the determinants of fertility decline in the Czech Republic," Journal of Population Economics, Springer, vol. 19(1), pages 25-54, February.
    5. Marco Alfano, 2014. "Daughters, Dowries, Deliveries:The Effect of Marital Payments on Fertility Choices in India," CReAM Discussion Paper Series 1413, Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), Department of Economics, University College London.
    6. Famoye, Felix & Wang, Weiren, 2004. "Censored generalized Poisson regression model," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 46(3), pages 547-560, June.
    7. Alison L. Booth & Hiau Joo Kee, 2009. "Intergenerational Transmission of Fertility Patterns," Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Department of Economics, University of Oxford, vol. 71(2), pages 183-208, 04.
    8. Bredl, Sebastian, 2012. "Child Quality and Child Quantity: Evidence from Bolivian Household Surveys," Annual Conference 2012 (Goettingen): New Approaches and Challenges for the Labor Market of the 21st Century 62065, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
    9. Christian Dudel, 2009. "The Demographic Dilemma: Fertility, Female Labor Force Participation and Future Growth in Germany 2007-2060," SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 158, DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).
    10. Vasilaky, Kathryn, 2011. "The effects of school quality on fertility in a transition economy," MPRA Paper 38965, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    11. Laura E Hill & Hans P Johnson, 2002. "The Relationship of Personal and Neighborhood Characteristics to Immigrant Fertility," Working Papers 02-20, Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau.
    12. George Hondroyiannis, 2010. "Fertility Determinants and Economic Uncertainty: An Assessment Using European Panel Data," Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Springer, vol. 31(1), pages 33-50, March.
    13. Wen-Jen Tsay, 2007. "The Fertility of Second-Generation Political Immigrants in Taiwan," IEAS Working Paper : academic research 07-A004, Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.
    14. Cygan-Rehm, Kamila, 2013. "Do immigrants follow their home country's fertility norms?," IWQW Discussion Paper Series 04/2013, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Institut für Wirtschaftspolitik und Quantitative Wirtschaftsforschung (IWQW).

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