A dynamic model of contraceptive choice of Spanish couples
Pedro Mira and
Jesus Carro ()
Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2006, vol. 21, issue 7, 955-980
We propose a simple dynamic stochastic model of sterilization and contraceptive use and we estimate its structural parameters using a sample of married couples from the 1995 Spanish Family and Fertility Survey. The estimated structural model improves on previous studies in terms of its ability to rationalize observed behaviour. Allowing for simple forms of permanent unobserved heterogeneity across couples in their ability to conceive has important implications for estimates of utility and cost parameters. Estimates of child valuation parameters imply that most Spanish couples would have two children, but significant deviations from this goal are brought about by imperfect and costly fertility control. We perform simulations to quantify the impact on fertility of the availability of sterilization and other technologies which improve fertility control. Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (21) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
http://hdl.handle.net/10.1002/jae.879 Link to full text; subscription required (text/html)
http://qed.econ.queensu.ca:80/jae/2006-v21.7/ Supporting data files and programs (text/html)
Working Paper: A Dynamic Model of Contraceptive Choice of Spanish Couples (2002)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:jae:japmet:v:21:y:2006:i:7:p:955-980
Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www3.intersci ... e.jsp?issn=0883-7252
Access Statistics for this article
Journal of Applied Econometrics is currently edited by M. Hashem Pesaran
More articles in Journal of Applied Econometrics from John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Wiley-Blackwell Digital Licensing () and Christopher F. Baum ().