- Title Pages
- Introduction and Overview
- 1 Measuring Poverty
- 2 Understanding Prosperity and Poverty: Geography, Institutions, and the Reversal of Fortune
- 3 Colonialism, Inequality, and Long-Run Paths of Development
- 4 The Kuznets Curve: Yesterday and Tomorrow
- 5 New Growth Approach to Poverty Alleviation
- 6 Globalization and All That
- 7 The Global Economy and the Poor
- 8 The Role of Agriculture in Development
- 9 Fertility and Income
- 10 Fertility in Developing Countries
- 11 Corruption and Development
- 12 Ethnic Diversity and Poverty Reduction
- 13 Redistribution toward Low Incomes in Richer Countries
- 14 Transfers and Safety Nets in Poor Countries: Revisiting the Trade-Offs and Policy Options
- 15 Poverty Persistence and Design of Antipoverty Policies
- 16 Child Labor
- 17 Policy Dilemmas for Controlling Child Labor
- 18 The Primacy of Education
- 19 Public Goods and Economic Development
- 20 Intellectual Property and Health in Developing Countries
- 21 Public Policies to Stimulate Development of Vaccines for Neglected Diseases
- 22 Microinsurance: The Next Revolution?
- 23 Credit, Intermediation, and Poverty Reduction
- 24 Poor but Rational?
- 25 Better Choices to Reduce Poverty
- 26 Nonmarket Institutions
- 27 Racial Stigma: Toward a New Paradigm for Discrimination Theory
- 28 Aspirations, Poverty, and Economic Change
Fertility and Income
Fertility and Income
- (p.125) 9 Fertility and Income
- Understanding Poverty
T. Paul Schultz
- Oxford University Press
This essay explores the hypothesis that some sources of family income encourage, while other sources discourage fertility because different sources of family income modify the economic opportunities parents must sacrifice to have another child, or the price of children in terms of parental time and market goods. It measures the household connections between fertility and income in Kenya. It argues that to account for the impact of fertility on society, it is useful to distinguish between genetically determined variation in the supply of births that is more or less random, and behavioral variation in the demand for births that is coordinated with many other choices parents make over their lifetimes.
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