Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125364
Authors: 
Liu, Haoming
Year of Publication: 
2015
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2015 [Issue:] 143
Abstract: 
At the national level, it has long been observed that a country’s average education level is negatively associated with its total fertility rate. At the household level, it has also been well documented that children’s education is negatively associated with the number of children in the family. Do these observations imply a causal relationship between the number of children and the average education level (the quantity–quality trade-off)? A clear answer to this question will help both policymakers and researchers evaluate the total benefit of family planning policies, both policies to lower fertility and policies to boost it.
Subjects: 
demographic transition
fertility
education
child quality
quantity–quality trade-off
JEL: 
J13
N3
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Document Type: 
Article

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