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An Investigation of Household Reproductive Behaviour in Pakistan


  • Mohammad, Irfan
  • Farooq, G. M.
  • Khan, Zubaida
  • Mohammad, Rafiq
  • Tariq, Javed Khan
  • Nasir, Mueen


Our present concern is with fertility determinants on Pakistan. Based on the household data co11cted in connection with PIDE/ILO project "Studies in Population, Labour Ircrce and Migration in Pakistan" an attempt is made to ascertain the influence of various socio-economic variables on household fertility decision making. The analysis which follows is preliminary in nature and can be characterised as taking a general socio-economic approach. Various fertility measures available from the survey are described in this paper followed by a discussion on the choice and specification of independent variables in the next section. Regression results are presented in the third section.

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  • Mohammad, Irfan & Farooq, G. M. & Khan, Zubaida & Mohammad, Rafiq & Tariq, Javed Khan & Nasir, Mueen, 1983. "An Investigation of Household Reproductive Behaviour in Pakistan," MPRA Paper 39571, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:39571

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    1. Jacob A. Mincer, 1974. "Introduction to "Schooling, Experience, and Earnings"," NBER Chapters,in: Schooling, Experience, and Earnings, pages 1-4 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Rosenzweig, Mark R & Evenson, Robert E, 1977. "Fertility, Schooling, and the Economic Contribution of Children in Rural India: An Econometric Analysis," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 45(5), pages 1065-1079, July.
    3. Jacob A. Mincer, 1974. "Schooling, Experience, and Earnings," NBER Books, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, number minc74-1.
    4. Blandy, Richard, 1974. "The Welfare Analysis of Fertility Reduction," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 84(333), pages 109-129, March.
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    1. Mohammad Irfan, 1985. "Poverty and Household Demographic Behaviour in Pakistan - Insights from PLM Survey 1979," PLM Project Reports 1985:11, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics.
    2. Naushin Mahmood, 1992. "The Desire for Additional Children among Pakistani Women: The Determinants," The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, vol. 31(1), pages 1-30.
    3. repec:ilo:ilowps:239507 is not listed on IDEAS
    4. Farooq GM. & Irfan, M. & Legrand T., 1985. "Micro empirical analysis of fertility behaviour in Pakistan," ILO Working Papers 992395073402676, International Labour Organization.

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    Household Survey; Reproductive Behaviour in Pakistan; Fertility measures; Regression Analysis;

    JEL classification:

    • J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
    • H31 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents - - - Household
    • J1 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics
    • D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior
    • R2 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis


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