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Intrafamily Interaction and Desired Additional Fertility in Pakistan.A Simultaneous-Equation Model with Dichotomous Dependent Variables

M. ALl Khan and Ismail SIRAGELDlN
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M. ALl Khan: The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Ismail SIRAGELDlN: School of Hygiene and Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

The Pakistan Development Review, 1981, vol. 20, issue 1, 37-60

Abstract: In this paper we present a methodology for incorporating intrafamily interaction in the desire for additional children. The latter is formalized as a dichotomous dependent variable. Our methodology involves a generalization of the partial-adjustment hypothesis and an application of the two-stage estimators proposed by Ma11ar[31; 32] and Heckman [20; 21]. We present empirical estimates based on 1968 data from Pakistan.

Date: 1981
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