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Women's empowerment, the gender gap in desired fertility, and fertility outcomes in developing countries / Matthias Doepke (Northwestern University and IZA), Michèle Tertilt (University of Mannheim and IZA) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserDoepke, Matthias In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen ; Tertilt, Michele In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, January 2018
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 11262
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-147194 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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We document evidence on preferences for childbearing in developing countries. Across countries, men usually desire larger families than women do. Within countries, we find wide dispersion in spouses' desired fertility: there are many couples whose ideal family size differs by five children or more. This disagreement between spouses suggests that the extent to which women are empowered should matter for fertility choices. We point to evidence at both the macro and micro levels that this is indeed the case. We conclude that taking account of household bargaining and women's empowerment in analyses of fertility is an important challenge for research.