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  • 标题:The Trade-off between Child Quantity and Child Quality: An Application of the Kremer-Chen Model to Households in Rural Terengganu, Malaysia
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  • 作者:Nor Azam Abdul-Razak ; Roslan Abdul-Hakim ; Russayani Ismail
  • 期刊名称:International Journal of Economics and Finance
  • 印刷版ISSN:1916-971X
  • 电子版ISSN:1916-9728
  • 出版年度:2011
  • 卷号:3
  • 期号:3
  • 页码:257
  • DOI:10.5539/ijef.v3n3p257
  • 出版社:Canadian Center of Science and Education
  • 摘要:The idea of the trade-off between child quantity and child quality has long been documented in economics. In the past, this trade-off has been attributed to the rising marginal cost of child quantity and quality. In recent years, this trade-off has been attributed to a declining direct cost of childrearing and an escalating opportunity cost of childrearing induced by rising household income. Exploiting a micro data set from rural Terengganu, we revisit the idea based on this new postulate. Our goal is to investigate whether a rise in household income has a positive impact on child quality and a negative impact on child quantity. In a series of empirical exercises, we find that household income has a positive impact on both child quantity and child quality. We take these findings as evidence that there is no trade-off between child quantity and child quality among rural households in Terengganu, Malaysia.
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