Simultaneous Random effect models of poverty and Childbearing in Ethiopia

The incidence and severity of poverty in urban and rural Ethiopia are similar – both extremely high. In contrast, urban and rural fertility rates differ substantially. Whereas the Total Fertility Rate (TFR) in rural areas is as high as 5.5, it is as low as 1.9 in Addis Ababa. The declining fertility rate especially in the capital city is paradoxical to economic demographers. This paper analyses the complex relationship between childbearing and poverty in urban and rural Ethiopia. We model child bearing and poverty as joint random effect models, controlling for initial conditions. Using panel data for three (comparable) waves both for rural and urban Ethiopia, our analysis examines the inherent differences in the poverty and fertility relationship.


Editor(s):
Getnet, Alemu
Alemayehu, Seyoum
Alemu, Mekonnen
Eyob, Tesfaye
Gezahegn, Ayele
Diwan, Ishak
Issue Date:
2008-05
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
ISSN 1993-3681 (Other)
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/249798
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/249798
Published in:
Ethiopian Journal of Economics, Volume 14, Number 2
Page range:
1-32
Total Pages:
78
Series Statement:
ETHIOPIAN JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS
VOLUME XIV NUMBER 2 October 2005




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