An economic model of fertility, sex, and contraception

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Statistisk Sentralbyrå, 1984 - Birth control - 335 pages
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When the desire for an additional child is given, a couple has only two ways of influencing the probability of pregnancy: through sexual activity and through use of contraception. Besides affecting the probability of conception, sex yields pleasure in itself whereas contraception usually yields some disutility. We postulate a utility function over two periods (present and near future) with children, consumption, sex and contraception as arguments. Since a childbirth is an uncertain event, couples are

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Contents

THEORY
29
ESTIMATING THE MODEL
174
ANALYSIS OF QUARTER SAMPLE
208
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