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Does Electrification Spur the Fertility Transition? Evidence From Indonesia

Overview of attention for article published in Demography, August 2015
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Title
Does Electrification Spur the Fertility Transition? Evidence From Indonesia
Published in
Demography, August 2015
DOI 10.1007/s13524-015-0420-3
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Authors

Michael Grimm, Robert Sparrow, Luca Tasciotti

Abstract

We analyze various pathways through which access to electricity affects fertility in Indonesia, using a district difference-in-difference approach. The electrification rate increased by 65 % over the study period, and our results suggest that the subsequent effects on fertility account for about 18 % to 24 % of the overall decline in fertility. A key channel is increased exposure to television. Using in addition several waves of Demographic and Health Surveys, we find suggestive evidence that increased exposure to TV affects, in particular, fertility preferences and increases the effective use of contraception. Reduced child mortality seems to be another important pathway.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Croatia 1 2%
United Kingdom 1 2%
Netherlands 1 2%
Unknown 62 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 20 31%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 15%
Student > Master 8 12%
Student > Bachelor 7 11%
Other 6 9%
Other 14 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 19 29%
Social Sciences 19 29%
Unspecified 5 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 6%
Energy 3 5%
Other 15 23%

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