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Table 3 Fraction of families who had another child depending on the sex composition of previous children: 2 + sample

From: The effect of children on female labor force participation in urban Iran

  Fraction of sample Fraction that had a third child
(1) firstborn son 51.0% 0.603 (0.003)
(2) firstborn daughter 49.0% 0.627 (0.003)
Difference: (1)-(2)   −0.024*** (0.004)
(1) second-born son 51.1% 0.607 (0.003)
(2) second-born daughter 48.9% 0.624 (0.003)
Difference: (1)-(2)   -0.017*** (0.004)
(1) two sons 26.2% 0.607 (0.004)
(2) not (two sons) 73.8% 0.618 (0.002)
Difference: (1)-(2)   -0.012*** (0.005)
(1) two daughters 24.0% 0.649 (0.004)
(2) not (two daughters) 76.0% 0.604 (0.002)
Difference: (1)-(2)   0.045*** (0.005)
(1) mixed sex 50.2% 0.627 (0.003)
(2) same sex 49.8% 0.603 (0.003)
Difference: (1)-(2)   0.024*** (0.004)
  1. Note: Standard errors are reported in parentheses.
  2. ***significant at the 1% level.