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Demography (2014) 51 (1): 229–255.
Published: 26 September 2013
...Kelly M. Jones Abstract In sub-Saharan Africa, 60 % of child deaths are preventable by investments in child health as simple as immunizations, bed nets, or water purification. This article investigates how a household’s decisions regarding such investments are affected by the size and gender...
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Demography (2006) 43 (1): 53–77.
Published: 01 February 2006
..., and Achievement in Young Adulthood . Journal of Family Psychology , 7 , 91 – 103 . 10.1037/0893-3200.7.1.91 Residential Father Family Type and Child Well-being 53 C Demography, Volume 43-Number 1, February 2006: 53 77 53 RESIDENTIAL FATHER FAMILY TYPE AND CHILD WELL-BEING: INVESTMENT VERSUS SELECTION...
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Demography (2008) 45 (4): 885–905.
Published: 01 November 2008
... in the prenatal health of their sons and daughters when the sex of the child is known in advance? We pay special attention to prenatal health behaviors, which can be viewed as investment decisions, of first-generation immigrant parents from India and China, two countries with demonstrated son preference...
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Demography (2018) 55 (5): 1681–1704.
Published: 19 September 2018
... their socioeconomic position would predict. They both have more children and invest more time in those children. 3 8 2018 19 9 2018 © Population Association of America 2018 2018 Breastfeeding Fertility Child investment Demography has a long tradition of studying breastfeeding as part...
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Demography (2009) 46 (2): 325–339.
Published: 01 May 2009
... of the sex imbalance. I address two questions: when in life does the sex imbalance arise, and what health or nutritional investments are specifically responsible for its appearance? I present a new methodology that uses microdata on child survival. This methodology explicitly takes into account both...
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Demography (2013) 50 (6): 2187–2208.
Published: 20 June 2013
... States. To overcome endogeneity issues, we use sibling differences in handedness as an instrument for cognitive ability differences. We find that parents invest more in high-ability children, with a 1 standard deviation increase in child cognitive ability increasing parental investments by approximately...
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Demography (2020) 57 (6): 2085–2111.
Published: 29 October 2020
... remains unknown, even though more developing countries are expected to reach below-replacement fertility levels. Set in China between 2010 and 2016, this study examines whether an increase in family size reduces parental investment received by the firstborn child. Using data from the China Family Panel...
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Demography (2013) 50 (2): 699–724.
Published: 07 November 2012
... and the support and contact they receive from adult children in Egypt, where fertility is falling and sources of support at all life stages are in flux. Using data from a survey of older adults in Ismailia governorate, we consider parents’ past investments in childbearing, child survival, and children’s education...
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Demography (2018) 55 (1): 271–294.
Published: 30 January 2018
... intentions: Fertility decline in the African demographic and health surveys . American Journal of Sociology , 112 , 1008 – 1043 . Jones , K. M. ( 2014 ). Growing up together: Cohort composition and child investment . Demography , 51 , 229 – 255 . Joshi , S. , & Schultz , T...
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Demography (2020) 57 (4): 1415–1435.
Published: 14 August 2020
... the underlying mechanisms driving differences in noncognitive skills and other outcomes. This article provides empirical evidence that parental time investments, defined as the amount of time that parents spend participating in activities with their child, change differentially by child gender following...
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Demography (2022) 59 (5): 1873–1909.
Published: 01 October 2022
... , 57 , 1833 – 1851 . Yeung W. J. , Linver M. R. , & Brooks–Gunn J. ( 2002 ). How money matters for young children's development: Parental investment and family processes . Child Development , 73 , 1861 – 1879 . 6 Because this strong assumption is often...
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Demography (2010) 47 (Suppl 1): S151–S172.
Published: 01 March 2010
.... Thus, institutions and policies matter for the consequences of population aging. The accumulation of human capital also varies across the transition. Lower fertility and mortality are associated with higher human capital investment per child, also raising labor productivity. Together, the positive...
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Demography (2012) 49 (4): 1361–1383.
Published: 11 August 2012
... spend more time in active child care than less-educated mothers but also alter the composition of that time to suit children’s developmental needs more than less-educated mothers. Results support this hypothesis: not only do highly educated mothers invest more time in basic care and play when youngest...
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Demography (2007) 44 (1): 79–92.
Published: 01 February 2007
... is related to parents’ living arrangements or the amount of time or money fathers invest in their children. In contrast, and consistent with previous research, fathers who are married when their child is born are more likely to live with a son than with a daughter one year after birth. This pattern supports...
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Demography (2009) 46 (2): 281–301.
Published: 01 May 2009
... socioeconomic characteristics of the household, parental attitudes, or investments in learning resources. large body of research has investigated the factors that affect child development and the impact that child development has on future outcomes, such as educational attainment, wages, and criminal behavior...
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Demography (2019) 56 (2): 729–752.
Published: 28 February 2019
...Derek Headey; Giordano Palloni Abstract Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) investments are widely seen as essential for improving health in early childhood. However, the experimental literature on WASH interventions identifies inconsistent impacts on child health outcomes, with relatively robust...
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Demography (2017) 54 (3): 835–859.
Published: 08 May 2017
... on human capital investments in developed countries may be due to the presence of well-functioning public education systems, which may substitute for private education and may still allow parents to provide a good education (Li et al. 2008 ). By contrast, child labor practices and the absence of good...
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Demography (2021) 58 (4): 1499–1524.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Heather D. Hill Abstract Recent decades have seen increases in the variability of family income, tepid income growth rates for all but the richest families, and widening income inequality. These trends are concerning for child well-being, given the importance of income to parental investments...
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Demography (2010) 47 (1): 145–162.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Ashlesha Datar; M. Rebecca Kilburn; David S. Loughran Abstract This article tests whether parents reinforce or compensate for child endowments. We estimate how the difference in birth weight across siblings impacts specific parental investments: breast-feeding, well-baby visits, immunizations...
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Demography (1977) 14 (2): 197–212.
Published: 01 May 1977
... opportunity and that the influence of family background on economic success is indirect, operating through home investments in children. 8 1 2011 © Population Association of America 1977 1977 Wage Rate Wage Equation Child Quality Market Wage Schooling Equation References...