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dc.contributor.authorMakepeace, G-
dc.contributor.authorPal, S-
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dc.date.accessioned2007-07-06T15:01:24Z-
dc.date.available2007-07-06T15:01:24Z-
dc.date.issued2006-
dc.identifier.citationEconomics and Finance Discission Paper, Brunel University, 06-24en
dc.identifier.urihttp://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/1005-
dc.description.abstractGiven the intrinsically sequential nature of child birth, timing of a child’s birth has consequences not only for itself, but also for the older and younger siblings. The paper thus argues that prior and posterior spacing between consecutive siblings are important measures of the intensity of competition among siblings for limited parental resources. While the available estimates of child mortality tend to ignore this simultaneity bias, we use a correlated recursive model of prior and posterior spacing and child mortality to correct it. There is evidence that uncorrected estimates underestimate the effects of prior and posterior spacing on child mortality.en
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dc.publisherBrunel Universityen
dc.subjectSibling rivalry in sequential framework, Prior and posterioren
dc.subjectbirth spacing, Endogeneity bias.en
dc.titleUnderstanding the effects of siblings on child mortality: evidence from Indiaen
dc.typeWorking Paperen
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