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Number of Children and their Education in Philippine Households

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  • Orbeta, Aniceto Jr. C.

This paper shows how large family size can be an important contributor to poverty in the Philippines. It examines one of the mechanisms behind this link by focusing on the relation between number of children and school attendance of children 6 to 24 years old. It surveys the international literature to establish how the problem has been approached and what the results are for other countries. It then formulates and tests a model using a nationally representative household survey data for the Philippines to explain what determines the decision to keep children in school. The model specifically considered the endogeneity of the number of children school attendance equations.

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Paper provided by Philippine Institute for Development Studies in its series Discussion Papers with number DP 2005-21.

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Length: 20
Date of creation: 2005
Handle: RePEc:phd:dpaper:dp_2005-21
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