City: Worcester, MA
Publisher/Institution: Clark University
Abstract: This dissertation examines the causes of fertility variations in both Ghana and the U.S. as well as the impacts of family size on children in Ghana. It consists of three chapters. Chapter One examines the impact of family size on child malnutrition outcomes in Ghana. Chapter Two explores the empirical evidence in support of various explanations for fertility rate variations among women in Ghana. The third chapter investigates the impact on women’s fertility rates in the U.S. when men spend time in child care duties at home.