Uncertainty About Children’s Survival and Fertility: A Test Using Indian Microdata

Rosati Furio CamilloAtella Vincenzo
CEIS Working Papers
In this paper we present a non altruistic model of demand for children in the presence of uncertainty about children’s survival. Children are seen as assets, as they provide help during old age. If certain conditions are met, both the financial market and
Number: 118
Date: Saturday, May 1, 1999
Revision Date: Saturday, May 1, 1999