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Table 2 Fertility preferences (more children) and child mortality

From: Childhood mortality, intra-household bargaining power and fertility preferences among women in Ghana

  Child mortality risk Child mortality (Dummy) Child mortality rate
Model 1 Model 2 Model 1 Model 2 Model 1 Model 2
CM (Risk, Dummy, rate) 1.344*** 1.346*** 0.642*** 0.649*** 2.368*** 2.388***
(0.227) (0.227) (0.074) (0.075) (0.261) (0.267)
WBP (Index) − 0.085*** − 0.073* − 0.095*** − 0.082*** − 0.096*** − 0.090***
(0.020) (0.040) (0.021) (0.023) (0.021) (0.023)
Index*CM −0.049 − 0.055 − 0.107
(0.142) (0.046) (0.190)
Urban location 0.012 0.012 −0.045 − 0.048 − 0.046 − 0.048
(0.073) (0.073) (0.074) (0.073) (0.074) (0.074)
Age −0.044*** −0.044*** − 0.048*** − 0.048*** − 0.049*** − 0.049***
(0.006) (0.006) (0.007) (0.007) (0.007) (0.007)
Woman’s education
 Primary −0.271*** − 0.270*** − 0.266*** − 0.267*** − 0.270*** −0.271***
(0.093) (0.093) (0.093) (0.094) (0.094) (0.094)
 Secondary −0.372*** − 0.372*** − 0.372*** − 0.371*** − 0.370*** −0.369***
(0.088) (0.088) (0.087) (0.087) (0.088) (0.088)
 Higher −0.636*** − 0.637*** − 0.620*** − 0.619*** − 0.618*** −0.617***
(0.151) (0.151) (0.154) (0.154) (0.156) (0.156)
Husband’s education
 Primary −0.378*** − 0.376*** − 0.385*** − 0.381*** − 0.394*** − 0.392***
(0.111) (0.111) (0.110) (0.110) (0.109) (0.109)
 Secondary −0.470*** −0.469*** − 0.467*** −0.464*** − 0.481*** −0.480***
(0.095) (0.095) (0.094) (0.094) (0.094) (0.094)
 Higher −0.340*** − 0.339*** − 0.333*** − 0.332*** − 0.352*** −0.352***
(0.123) (0.123) (0.124) (0.124) (0.125) (0.125)
Household Wealth status
 Poor −0.186** − 0.184** − 0.242*** − 0.238*** −0.246*** − 0.244***
(0.092) (0.092) (0.091) (0.091) (0.091) (0.091)
 Middle −0.155 −0.155 − 0.234** −0.229** − 0.229** −0.227**
(0.100) (0.100) (0.101) (0.101) (0.102) (0.102)
 Rich −0.205* −0.203* − 0.290** −0.286** − 0.291** −0.290**
(0.114) (0.114) (0.116) (0.116) (0.116) (0.116)
 Richest −0.165 −0.164 −0.272** − 0.267** −0.282** − 0.280**
(0.127) (0.127) (0.129) (0.129) (0.130) (0.131)
Husband’s preference −0.043 −0.044 − 0.056 −0.060 − 0.057 −0.058
(0.062) (0.062) (0.062) (0.062) (0.062) (0.063)
Number of children −0.397*** −0.397*** − 0.428*** −0.429*** − 0.413*** −0.414***
(0.022) (0.022) (0.025) (0.025) (0.024) (0.024)
NHIS coverage 0.053 0.052 0.055 0.055 0.055 0.054
(0.060) (0.060) (0.060) (0.060) (0.061) (0.061)
Husband’s age −0.005 −0.005 −0.004 −0.004 − 0.004 −0.004
(0.004) (0.004) (0.004) (0.004) (0.005) (0.005)
Self employed −0.006 −0.005 0.002 0.005 −0.005 −0.003
(0.070) (0.070) (0.071) (0.071) (0.072) (0.072)
Polygamous husband 0.057 0.058 0.059 0.059 0.059 0.059
(0.080) (0.080) (0.080) (0.079) (0.080) (0.080)
Constant 3.795*** 3.794*** 4.262*** 4.255*** 4.277*** 4.273***
(0.206) (0.206) (0.202) (0.202) (0.204) (0.204)
Pseudo R2 0.342 0.342 0.333 0.333 0.340 0.340
N 3255 3255 3072 3072 3072 3072
  1. Source: Authors estimation
  2. Model 2 includes interaction term
  3. Robust standard errors in parentheses
  4. WBP Women’s Bargaining Power
  5. * p < 0.1 ** p < 0.05; *** p < 0.01