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Table 4 Fraction of families who had a fourth child depending on parity and sex composition of previous children

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

  Fraction of sample Fraction that had a 4th child
(1) 3 sons 13.6% 0.560
   (0.007)
(2) other combinations 86.4% 0.573
   (0.003)
Difference: (1)-(2)   −0.013**
   (0.007)
(1) 3 daughters 12.7% 0.557
   (0.007)
(2) other mixes 87.3% 0.573
   (0.003)
Difference: (1)-(2)   −0.015**
   (0.008)
(1) same sex 25.8% 0.594
   (0.005)
(2) mixed sex 74.2% 0.563
   (0.003)
Difference: (1)-(2)   0.031***
   (0.006)
(1) 2 sons, 1 daughter 38.0% 0.548
   (0.004)
(2) other compositions 62.0% 0.585
   (0.003)
Difference: (1)-(2)   −0.036***
   (0.005)
(1) 1 son, 2 daughters 36.2% 0.578
   (0.004)
(2) other compositions 63.8% 0.567
   (0.003)
Difference: (1)-(2)   0.011**
   (0.005)
  1. Note: Standard errors are reported in parentheses.
  2. ***significant at the 1% level, **significant at the 5% level.