Fertility and the health of children

A nonparametric investigation

Daniel J. Henderson, Daniel L. Millimet, Christopher Parmeter, Le Wang

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Abstract

Although the theoretical trade-off between the quantity and quality of children is well established, empirical evidence supporting such a causal relationship is limited. This chapter applies a recently developed nonparametric estimator of the conditional local average treatment effect to assess the sensitivity of the quantity-quality trade-off to functional form and parametric assumptions. Using data from the Indonesia Family Life Survey and controlling for the potential endogeneity of fertility, we find mixed evidence supporting the trade-off.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationModelling and Evaluating Treatment Effects in Econometrics
EditorsDaniel L. Millimet, Jeffrey A. Smith, Edward J. Vytlacil
Pages167-195
Number of pages29
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameAdvances in Econometrics
Volume21
ISSN (Print)0731-9053

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Trade-offs
Fertility
Health
Endogeneity
Indonesia
Family life
Estimator
Functional form
Empirical evidence
Average treatment effect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics

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Henderson, D. J., Millimet, D. L., Parmeter, C., & Wang, L. (2007). Fertility and the health of children: A nonparametric investigation. In D. L. Millimet, J. A. Smith, & E. J. Vytlacil (Eds.), Modelling and Evaluating Treatment Effects in Econometrics (pp. 167-195). (Advances in Econometrics; Vol. 21). https://doi.org/10.1016/S0731-9053(07)00007-2

Fertility and the health of children : A nonparametric investigation. / Henderson, Daniel J.; Millimet, Daniel L.; Parmeter, Christopher; Wang, Le.

Modelling and Evaluating Treatment Effects in Econometrics. ed. / Daniel L. Millimet; Jeffrey A. Smith; Edward J. Vytlacil. 2007. p. 167-195 (Advances in Econometrics; Vol. 21).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Henderson, DJ, Millimet, DL, Parmeter, C & Wang, L 2007, Fertility and the health of children: A nonparametric investigation. in DL Millimet, JA Smith & EJ Vytlacil (eds), Modelling and Evaluating Treatment Effects in Econometrics. Advances in Econometrics, vol. 21, pp. 167-195. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0731-9053(07)00007-2
Henderson DJ, Millimet DL, Parmeter C, Wang L. Fertility and the health of children: A nonparametric investigation. In Millimet DL, Smith JA, Vytlacil EJ, editors, Modelling and Evaluating Treatment Effects in Econometrics. 2007. p. 167-195. (Advances in Econometrics). https://doi.org/10.1016/S0731-9053(07)00007-2
Henderson, Daniel J. ; Millimet, Daniel L. ; Parmeter, Christopher ; Wang, Le. / Fertility and the health of children : A nonparametric investigation. Modelling and Evaluating Treatment Effects in Econometrics. editor / Daniel L. Millimet ; Jeffrey A. Smith ; Edward J. Vytlacil. 2007. pp. 167-195 (Advances in Econometrics).
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