Defying intuition: bigger families have no significant negative effect on children’s schooling in Sub-Saharan Africa
Marijke Verpoorten and
No 37, IOB Analyses & Policy Briefs from Universiteit Antwerpen, Institute of Development Policy (IOB)
Many family planning programs are based on the idea that “a small family is a happy family”, or that a reduction in family size enables families to raise investments per child. Intuitively this makes sense: dividing scarce resources among less children, leaves each child with more resources. We prove this intuition wrong.
Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa; schooling (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 3 pages
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/research-groups/iob/p ... efs/apb-2019/apb-37/
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:iob:apbrfs:2019004
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in IOB Analyses & Policy Briefs from Universiteit Antwerpen, Institute of Development Policy (IOB) Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Hans De Backer ().