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Novelas y fertilidad: elementos de juicio de Brasil

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  • Eliana La Ferrara
  • Alberto Chong

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  • Suzanne Duryea

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Este trabajo se concentra en las decisiones relacionadas con la fertilidad en Brasil, un país donde las novelas usualmente muestran familias mucho más reducidas que en la realidad, para analizar la influencia de la televisión en el comportamiento del individuo. Usando datos del censo correspondientes al período de 1970 a 1991, este trabajo revela que las mujeres que viven en zonas a las que llega la señal de Globo tienen un nivel de fertilidad considerablemente más bajo. El efecto es más notorio en el caso de mujeres de nivel socioeconómico más bajo y mujeres en las etapas media y avanzada de su ciclo menstrual (de fertilidad). Por último, el trabajo muestra indicios de que lo que influye en las decisiones individuales son las novelas específicamente, más que la televisión en general.

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Paper provided by Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department in its series Research Department Publications with number 4574.

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Date of creation: Jun 2008
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