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Document Type
Analytical Studies
Publication Topic(s)
Child Health and Development, Education, Infant and Child Mortality
Kenya, Egypt, Philippines, Thailand, Dominican Republic
Recommended Citation
Montgomery, Mark R., Cynthia B. Lloyd, Paul C. Hewett, and Patrick Heauveline. 1997. The Consequences of Imperfect Fertility Control for Children's Survival, Health, and Schooling. DHS Analytical Reports No. 7. Calverton, Maryland, USA: Macro International
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Publication Date
December 1997
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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).


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