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Synopsis

This volume assesses the evidence, and possible mechanisms, for the associations between women's education, fertility preferences, and fertility in developing countries, and how these associations vary across regions. It discusses the implications of these associations for policies in the population, health, and education sectors, including implications for research.

Table of Contents

  • Front Matter
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Female Education and Fertility: Examining the Links
  • 3 What is Meant, and Measured, by 'Education'?
  • 4 Implications of Formal Schooling for Girls' Transitions to Adulthood in Developing Countries
  • 5 School Qulatiy, Student Achievement, and Fertility in Developing Countries
  • 6 Fertility, Education, and Resources in South Africa
  • 7 Which Girls Stay in School? The Influence of Family Economy, Social Demands, and Ethnicity in South Africa
  • 8 Excess Fertility, Unintended Births, and Children's Schooling
  • 9 Women's Education, Marriage, and Fertility in South Asia: Do Men Really Not Matter?
  • 10 Fertility and Education: What Do We Now Know?
  • Index

  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • ISBN: 9780309061919
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm

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