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Fertility and the health of children in Indonesia

Hatton, Timothy J; Sparrow, Robert; Suryadarma, Daniel; van der Eng, Pierre


We analyse the heights of children aged 2 to 12 in the Indonesian Family Life Survey (IFLS) focusing on the effect of the number of children in the family. Previous studies of the trade-off between the quantity of children and some measure of their quality have been much concerned with the endogeneity of fertility choices. Here we use the IFLS for 1993, 1997 and 2000 to exploit some unique institutional features that have influenced fertility. We find evidence that family size is influenced...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018-02
Type: Journal article
Source: Economics and human biology
DOI: 10.1016/j.ehb.2017.12.002


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