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Planned Fertility and Family Background: A Quantile Regression for Counts Analysis

  • Alfonso Miranda

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    (Department of Economics, Keele,)

This paper examines how fertility plans of young individuals who live in intact families (i.e., those where both biological parents are present) differ from the fertility plans of young individuals who live in non-intact families in Mexico. The paper also analyses whether family background has a relevant role in the formation of fertility plans. An innovative technique for estimating quantile regression for count data is used for the analysis.

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Paper provided by Centre for Economic Research, Keele University in its series Keele Economics Research Papers with number KERP 2005/07.

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Length: 35 pages
Date of creation: May 2005
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Handle: RePEc:kee:kerpuk:2005/07
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  1. Maria Melkersson & Dan-Olof Rooth, 2000. "Modeling female fertility using inflated count data models," Journal of Population Economics, Springer, vol. 13(2), pages 189-203.
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