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Does Foreign Aid to Social Sector Matter for Fertility Reduction? An Empirical Analysis for Pakistan

Khalil Ahmad, Amjad Ali () and Muhammad Chani ()

Bangladesh Development Studies, 2014, vol. 37, issue 04, 65-76

Abstract: It is generally observed that fertility determines different economic, social and programme input variables. This study investigates the impact of sector specific (health and education) foreign aid on fertility in the case of Pakistan. The empirical investigation using Auto Regressive Distributed Lag Model (ARDL) over the period of 1973-2012 shows that sector specific foreign aid to the health and education sector has negative impact on fertility rate in Pakistan. The results further highlight that family planning programme inputs are not adequate to control population growth in Pakistan.

Keywords: Foreign Aid; Fertility; Population Control Programmes (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F35 I31 J11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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