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Document Type
Analytical Studies
Publication Topic(s)
Child Health, Education, Infant and Child Mortality
Country(s)
Kenya, Egypt, Philippines, Thailand, Dominican Republic
Language
English
Author(s)
Mark R. Montgomery, Cynthia B. Lloyd, Paul C. Hewett, Patrick Heuveline and Macro International Inc. Calverton, Maryland, USA
Publication Date
December 1997
Publication ID
AR7

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Abstract:

This report explores the consequences of imperfect fertility control on various aspects of children's human capital formation-their survival, health, and schooling-using Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data from five countries across a range of demographic and development regimes. Information on women's fertility preferences is used to investigate two aspects of imperfect fertility control: unintended fertility and excess fertility. The countries included in the survey are the Dominican Republic (1991), Egypt (1988), Kenya (1993), the Philippines (1993), and Thailand (1987).