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Title: Poverty and fertility in less developed countries: A comparative analysis
Authors: Aassve, Arnstein
Engelhardt, Henriette
Francavilla, Francesca
Kedir, Abbi Mamo
Kim, Jungho
Mealli, Fabrizia
Mencarini, Letizia
Pudney, Stephen
Prskaw, Alexia
First Published: Nov-2005
Publisher: Dept. of Economics, University of Leicester
Abstract: Poverty and fertility are two important and closely related aspects of welfare. In this paper we use unique longitudinal data sources to study the relationship between poverty and fertility at household level in Albania, Ethiopia, Indonesia and Vietnam. These countries differ greatly in their history, average income, social structure, economic institutions and demographic features. We find that there is a substantial difference in the relative importance of the determinants of poverty dynamics and fertility; the persistence of high levels of fertility and poverty in Ethiopia is driven by lack of economic growth and poor access to family planning; education and health provision are crucial elements in reducing poverty and fertility, as is clear from Vietnam, Indonesia and Albania.
Series/Report no.: Discussion Papers in Economics
Type: Report
Appears in Collections:Reports, Dept. of Economics

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