Does having children affect womens entrepreneurship decision Evidence from Nigeria

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dc.contributor.author Ajefu, J. B.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-15T12:14:31Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-15T12:14:31Z
dc.date.issued 2019-09
dc.identifier.citation Ajefu, J.B. Rev Econ Household (2019) 17: 843. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1569-5239
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10539/28453
dc.description.abstract This paper investigates the impact of fertility on women’s entrepreneurship decision in Nigeria, using the 2008 and 2013 cross-sectional Demographic Health Surveys data. In order to mitigate the potential endogeneity associated with fertility decision, the study explores an exogenous variation in family size using twin births in an instrumental variable (IV) analysis. Both the Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) and Two-Stage Least Squares (2SLS) estimate show that having children is positively associated with women’s entrepreneurship decision, and there are heterogeneous effects across the subsamples by women’s age. The results of this study are robust to using the number of children younger than age five in the home as an alternative definition of fertility. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher SpringerLink en_ZA
dc.rights © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2019 en_ZA
dc.subject Children en_ZA
dc.subject Women en_ZA
dc.subject Entreprenuership en_ZA
dc.subject Nigeria en_ZA
dc.title Does having children affect womens entrepreneurship decision Evidence from Nigeria en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA
dc.journal.volume 17 en_ZA
dc.journal.title Review of Economics of the Household en_ZA
dc.description.librarian TT2019 en_ZA
dc.citation.doi Ajefu, J.B. Rev Econ Household (2019) 17: 843. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11150-019-09453-2 en_ZA
dc.citation.epage 860 en_ZA
dc.citation.issue 3 en_ZA
dc.citation.spage 843 en_ZA
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6333-3708 en_ZA
dc.journal.link https://link.springer.com/journal/11150 en_ZA


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