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Living Standards and Fertility in Indonesia: A Bayesian Analysis

Alessandra Mattei (), Fabrizia Mealli () and Stephen Pudney
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Alessandra Mattei: Department of Statistics, University of Florence

Giornale degli Economisti, 2009, vol. 68, issue 2, pages 175-210

Abstract: We investigate the relationship between living standards and fertility, using a three-wave panel dataset from Indonesia to provide information on women’s fertility histories and the levels of consumption expenditure in the households to which they belong. We adopt a Bayesian approach to estimation and exploit the dynamically recursive structure implied by gestation lags to identify causal effects of living standards on fertility and vice versa.

Keywords: Indonesia; Fertility; Living standards; Bayesian (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D31 J13 P36 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009
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