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Type Journal Article - Living standards measurement study (LSMS) working paper
Title Socioeconomic determinants of fertility in Cote d'Ivoire
Author(s)
Issue LSM53
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 1989
URL http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=64193027&piPK=64187937&theSitePK=523679&me​nuPK=64187510&searchMenuPK=64187283&theSitePK=523679&entityID=000178830_98101902172362&searchMenuPK=​64187283&theSitePK=523679
Abstract
This paper examines the impact of schooling and income on fertility in Cote d'Ivoire using data from the 1985 Cote d'Ivoire Living Standards Survey. The first part presents graphically the correlations between fertility and area of residence, female schooling and household income. The second part estimates a reduced form equation in which the number of children ever born is regressed on the mother's age and schooling, the location of the household and household income variables. This equation is estimated using oridinary least squares (OLS), maximum likelihood Tobit and a Poisson count model.

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