Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/148453
Authors: 
Kim, Jungho
Year of Publication: 
2016
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2016 [Issue:] 228
Abstract: 
The negative correlation between women’s education and fertility is strongly observed across regions and time; however, its interpretation is unclear. Women’s education level could affect fertility through its impact on women’s health and their physical capacity to give birth, children’s health, the number of children desired, and women’s ability to control birth and knowledge of different birth control methods. Each of these mechanisms depends on the individual, institutional, and country circumstances experienced. Their relative importance may change along a country’s economic development process.
Subjects: 
female education
fertility
demand for children
fertility control costs
returns to education
family planning
JEL: 
J13
J18
J22
I26
O15
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Article

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