Studies

Nancy Qian / China / 2008

From the abstract: "This paper uses exogenous increases in sex-speci?c agricultural income caused by post-Mao reforms in China to estimate the e?ects of total income and sex-speci?c income on sex-di?erential survival of children."

Eliana La Ferrara, Alberto Chong, Suzanne Duryea / Brazil / 2008

A study examining the fertility (and child naming) impacts of soap opera dissemination in Brazil.

Ummul Ruthbah / Bangladesh / 2007

An evaluation of a family planning program and its effects on household savings decisions.

T. Paul Schultz, Shareen Joshi / Bangladesh / 2007

A family planning program conducted in rural Bangladesh was found to reduce fertility and produce indirect benefits in women's health, household assets, women's activities outside of the house, use of preventative inputs, and others.

Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan / Botswana, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe / 2006

From the abstract: "Using a panel of African countries during 1985?2000, [the author] show[s] that HIV/AIDS a?ects fertility rates positively and enrollment rates negatively."

Esther Duflo, Pascaline Dupas, Michael Kremer, Samuel Sinei / Kenya / 2006

Three interventions were randomized - teacher training, fertility education, reducing education costs - and the impact on unprotected sex (proxied by teenage childbearing) was examined.

Nancy Qian, / China / 2006

Using a natural experiment (China's "1-son-2-child" policy; a relaxation of the One Child Policy), the author finds that "an additional sibling signi?cantly increases school enrollment of the ?rst child."

Joshua Angrist, Victor Lavy, Analia Schlosser / Israel / 2005

Using an empirical strategy of investigating sibling-sex composition preferences, as well as twin births, the authors find no evidence of the quality/quantity trade-off in children.

Kaivan Munshi, Jacques Myaux / Bangladesh / 2005

From the abstract: "Consistent with the view that changing social norms are driving changes in reproductive behavior in these communities we ?nd that the individual

Alywn Young / South Africa / 2005

The author argues that, "the AIDS epidemic, on net, enhances the future per capita consumption possibilities of the South African economy."