Vida Maralani / Indonesia / 2004

The author examines the correlation between family size and schooling, which varies in sign and strength depending on which cohort one examines (rural/urban, income groups).

Erica Field / Peru / 2004

Using a randomized field experiment, the author finds that land titling impacts fertility choices - most likely via increased female bargaining power.

Esther Duflo, Christopher Udry / Cote d'Ivoire / 2004

Examining agricultural plots by gender, the authors find discrimination against female labor and income potential. "Different sources of income are allocated to different uses depending upon both the identity of the income earner and upon the origin of the income"

Esther Duflo / South Africa / 2003

From the abstract: "This article evaluates the impact of a large cash transfer program in South Africa on children's nutritional status and investigates whether the gender of the recipient affects that impact...Estimates suggest that pensions received by women had a large impact on the anthropometric status (weight for height and height for age) of girls but little effect on that of boys. No similar effect is found for pensions received by men."

Fred Arnold, Sunita Kishor, and T. K. Roy / India / 2002

An examination of the prevalence of sex-selective abortion in India.

Andrew Foster, Mark Rosenzweig / India / 1999

The authors examine the custom of sending girls away after marriage to live in the husband's village, and how development policies taking this into account could affect the problem of "missing" women.

Joshua Angrist, William Evans / USA / 1998

From the abstract: "Research on the labor-supply consequences of childbearing is complicated by the endogeneity of fertility. This study uses parental preferences for a mixed sibling-sex composition to construct instrumental variables (IV) estimates of the effect of childbearing on labor supply."

Christopher Udry, / Burkina Faso / 1996

From the abstract: "[The author] find[s] that plots controlled by women have significantly lower yields than similar plots within the household planted with the same crop in the same year, but controlled by men. The yield differential is attributable to significantly higher labor and fertilizer inputs per acre on plots controlled by men."

Mark Montgomery, Aka Kouamle, Raylynn Oliver / Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana / 1995

Various papers examine the trade-off between fertility and schooling; evidence from Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana shows children from larger families receiving more education, rather than less.