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Using A Mixture Model to Detect Son Preference in Vietnam

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  • Haughton, D.
  • Haughton, J.

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Son preference is strong in Vietnam, according to attitudinal surveys and studies of contraceptive prevalence and birth hazards. These techniques assume a single model is valid for all families, but it is more plausible that son preference is found for some, but not all, families. Heterogeneous preferences may be addressed with a mixture model. This paper specifies and estimates a two-Weibull regression model , applied to the interval between the second and third birth.

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  • Haughton, D. & Haughton, J., 1996. "Using A Mixture Model to Detect Son Preference in Vietnam," Papers 96.415, Toulouse - GREMAQ.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:gremaq:96.415
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    Keywords

    ECONOMETRICS ; CHILDREN;

    JEL classification:

    • C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation
    • J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth

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