Schooling, Marriage, and Childbearing in Madagascar
David E. Sahn
Cornell University - Food and Nutrition Policy Program
July 17, 2012
Cornell Food and Nutrition Policy Program Working Paper No. 241
We jointly model the determinants of educational attainment, marriage age, and age of first birth among females in Madagascar, explicitly accounting for the endogeneities that arise from modeling these related outcomes simultaneously. An additional year of schooling results in a delay of marriage by 1.6 years. Marrying one year later delays childbearing by 0.5 years. Parental education and wealth also have important effects on schooling, marriage, and childbearing ages. For example, the women’s first birth is delayed by 0.75 years for four additional years of schooling of her mother.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 33
Keywords: education, marriage, fertility
JEL Classification: I21, J12, J13working papers series
Date posted: March 6, 2012 ; Last revised: March 6, 2013
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