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Does Foreign Aid to Social Sector Matter for Fertility Reduction? An Empirical Analysis for Pakistan

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  • AHMAD, KHALIL

    (Ph.D. Scholar at National College of Business Administration & Economics (NCBA&E),)

  • ALI , AMJAD

    (Ph.D. Scholar at National College of Business Administration & Economics (NCBA&E),)

  • CHANI, MUHAMMD IRFAN

    (Assistant Professor and HOD Economics,)

Abstract

It is generally observed that fertility determines different economic, social and programme input variables. This study investigates the impact of sector specific (health and education) foreign aid on fertility in the case of Pakistan. The empirical investigation using Auto Regressive Distributed Lag Model (ARDL) over the period of 1973-2012 shows that sector specific foreign aid to the health and education sector has negative impact on fertility rate in Pakistan. The results further highlight that family planning programme inputs are not adequate to control population growth in Pakistan.

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  • Ahmad, Khalil & Ali , Amjad & Chani, Muhammd Irfan, 2014. "Does Foreign Aid to Social Sector Matter for Fertility Reduction? An Empirical Analysis for Pakistan," Bangladesh Development Studies, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS), vol. 37(04), pages 65-76, December.
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    1. Mahmoud M. Sabra & Shaker Sartawi, 2015. "Development Impacts of Foreign Aid on Economic Growth, Domestic Savings and Dutch Disease Presence in Palestine," International Journal of Economics and Empirical Research (IJEER), The Economics and Social Development Organization (TESDO), vol. 3(11), pages 532-542, November.

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    Keywords

    Foreign Aid; Fertility; Population Control Programmes;

    JEL classification:

    • F35 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Aid
    • I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being
    • J11 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Demographic Trends, Macroeconomic Effects, and Forecasts

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