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An Econometric Model of Birth Input and Output

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  • Li, K.
  • Poirier, D.

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This study offers a simultaneous equations model of the birth process with seven endogenous variables: four birht inputs, and three birth outputs. Our analysis conditions on twenty-four exogenous variables. The data are taken the NLSY. Separate analyses are performed on five different groups: Whites, Blacks, Hispanics, and Native Americans.

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Paper provided by California Irvine - School of Social Sciences in its series Papers with number 00-01-21.

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Length: 54 pages
Date of creation: 2000
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Handle: RePEc:fth:calirv:00-01-21

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Postal: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE, SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, IRVINECALIFORNIA 91717 U.S.A.

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Keywords: MODELS ; BIRTH ; MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH;

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  1. Kai, Li, 1998. "Bayesian inference in a simultaneous equation model with limited dependent variables," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 85(2), pages 387-400, August.
  2. Dale J. Poirier, 1995. "Intermediate Statistics and Econometrics: A Comparative Approach," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, edition 1, volume 1, number 0262161494, December.
  3. Joseph Hotz, V. & Klerman, Jacob Alex & Willis, Robert J., 1993. "The economics of fertility in developed countries," Handbook of Population and Family Economics, in: M. R. Rosenzweig & Stark, O. (ed.), Handbook of Population and Family Economics, edition 1, volume 1, chapter 7, pages 275-347 Elsevier.
  4. James Cramer, 1995. "Racial and Ethnic Differences in Birthweight: The Role of Income and Financial Assistance," Demography, Springer, vol. 32(2), pages 231-247, May.
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