Is There Really a Trade-off? Family Size and Investment in Child Quality in India
18 Pages Posted: 20 Mar 2017 Last revised: 23 Apr 2017
Date Written: March 16, 2017
We address the relationship between number of children and investment in child quality, known as Quantity-Quality (Q-Q) trade-off, for India. Using a number of investment and outcome measures, we find that the OLS estimates suggest presence of Q-Q trade-offs. In the absence of a good instrument, we apply recently developed Oster (2016) bounds and find that there is no discernible trade-offs for majority of the measures except for the years of schooling and height.
Keywords: Quantity-Quality trade-off, Investment, Educational Outcomes. India
JEL Classification: O11, J13
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