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Improving Empirical Estimation of Demographic Drivers: Fertility, Child Mortality & Malaria Ecology
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Much of Africa has yet to go through a demographic transition; this Malthusian crisis of high mortality, high fertility, rapid population growth and chronic extreme poverty has been attributed to factors including the status of women, pro-natalist policies, and poverty itself. Large uncertainty exists among demographers as to the relative importance of these factors, mostly since econometric estimation is complicated by the endogeneity of fertility to other variables of interest. We attempt todoi:10.2139/ssrn.1647901 fatcat:6ej4mmrwynclplrz7tb5fkvriu