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Poverty and household size (English)


The widely held view that larger families tend to be poorer in developing countries has influenced research and policies. But the basis for this "stylized fact" is questionable, the authors argue. Widely cited evidence of a strong negative correlation... See More +


  • Lanjouw, Peter; Ravallion, Martin; DEC;
  • 1994/08/31
  • Policy Research Working Paper
  • WPS1332
  • 1
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  • 2010/07/01
  • Poverty and household size
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