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Miao Wang and Hong Zhuang
 
''Effect of official development assistance on adolescent fertility rate: within-country evidence''
( 2022, Vol. 42 No.2 )
 
 
We examine the effect of official development assistance (ODA) on adolescent fertility rates in low- and middle-income countries. Using data on adolescent fertility rates of five asset quintiles within each country from 42 countries, we find that foreign aid helps lower the teenage fertility rate for girls from the upper asset quintiles but not for girls from the poorest asset quintile. In addition, the teen-birth-rate reduction effect of aid is observed in recipient countries with above-average institutional quality measured by corruption, democracy accountability, and bureaucracy quality while not significant in countries with below-average institutional quality.
 
 
Keywords: official development assistance, adolescent fertility, asset quintiles
JEL: F3 - International Finance: General
I1 - Health: General
 
Manuscript Received : Jan 04 2021 Manuscript Accepted : Jun 30 2022

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