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Bargaining and fertility in Brazil: A Quantitative and Econometric Analysis


  • Rao, V.
  • Green, M.E.


This research tests a bargaining model of household fertility decision-making. Using unstructured interviews conducted in Brazil in 1990 and 1992-93, and an econometric analysis of the 1984 PNAD .5 percent sample of Brazilian households, we examine the impact of husband-wife bargaining fertility.

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  • Rao, V. & Green, M.E., 1996. "Bargaining and fertility in Brazil: A Quantitative and Econometric Analysis," Center for Development Economics 153, Department of Economics, Williams College.
  • Handle: RePEc:wil:wilcde:153

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    JEL classification:

    • J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
    • K12 - Law and Economics - - Basic Areas of Law - - - Contract Law
    • C10 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - General


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