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Kim Babiarz
Working Papers

Family Planning and Fertility Behavior: Evidence from Twentieth Century Malaysia

Kim Babiarz, Jiwon Lee, Grant Miller, Tey Nai Peng, Christine Valente
Center for Global Development , 2017

There is longstanding debate about the contribution of family planning programs to fertility decline. Studying the staggered introduction of family planning across Malaysia during the 1960s and 1970s, we find modest responses in fertility behavior. Higher (but not lower) parity birth hazards declined by one-quarter—but imply only a 5 percent decline in the overall annual probability of birth. Age at marriage rose by 0.48 years, but birth spacing conditional on this did not otherwise change.

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Working Papers

Family Planning Program Effects: A Review of Evidence from Microdata

Grant Miller, Kimberly Singer Babiarz
International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences , 2015
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This article reviews empirical evidence on the micro-level consequences of family planning programs in middle- and low-income countries. In doing so, it focuses on fertility outcomes (the number and timing of births), women’s health and socioeconomic outcomes (mortality, human capital, and labor force participation), and children’s health and socio-economic outcomes throughout the life cycle.

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Journal Articles

An Exploration of China's Mortality Decline under Mao: A Provincial Analysis, 1950-1980

Grant Miller, Grant Miller, Karen Eggleston, Kim Singer Babiarz, Qiong Zhang
Population Studies (Cambridge) , 2014

Between 1950 and 1980, China experienced the most rapid sustained increase in life expectancy of any population in documented global history. We know of no study that has quantitatively assessed the relative importance of the various explanations proposed for this gain in survival. We have created and analysed a new, province-level panel data set spanning the decades between 1950 and 1980 by combining historical information from China's public health archives, official provincial yearbooks, and infant and child mortality records contained in the 1988 National Survey of Fertility and Contraception. Although exploratory, our results suggest that gains in school enrolment and public health campaigns together are associated with 55–70 per cent of China's dramatic reductions in infant and under-5 mortality during our study period. These results underscore the importance of non-medical determinants of population health, and suggest that, in some circumstances, general education of the population may amplify the effectiveness of public health interventions.

Mao Mortality Analysis Data (Stata File)

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Working Papers

The Stanford-India Emergency Management and Research Institute (EMRI) Study: Early Findings

Grant Miller, Grant Miller, Kim Singer Babiarz, Nomita Divi, S.V. Mahadevan
Stanford University , 2014
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Journal Articles

Impact of the Chiranjeevi Yojana Program on Institutional Deliveries and Birth Outcomes in Gujarat, India

Sebastian Bauhoff, Manoj Mohanan, Gerard La Forgia, Kim Singer Babiarz, Kultar Singh, Grant Miller
Bulletin of the World Health Organization , 2013
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Impact of China’s New Cooperative Medical Scheme on Township Health Centers

Kim Singer Babiarz, Grant Miller, Hongmei Yi, Linxiu Zhang, Scott Rozelle
Health Affairs , 2012
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Books

Family Planning: Program Effects, in Irma Elo and Andrew Foster (volume eds.)

Grant Miller, Kim Singer Babiarz
International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences , 1900
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