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The effects of children's schooling on fertility limitation

Publication Abstract

Axinn, William. 1993. "The effects of children's schooling on fertility limitation." Population Studies, 47(3): 481-493.

Many theories of fertility predict that mass education reduces fertility, but this effect may be produced in a variety of ways. In this paper, microdemographic data from a rural community in Nepal, in which the spread of mass education and fertility limitation is just beginning, are used to examine these links. The analyses contrast the influence of parents' and children's educational experiences on parents' fertility preferences and behaviour. The results indicate that children's schooling has a strong influence on both fertility preferences and behaviour. The effects of parental schooling are weaker, and also inconsistent in different models. These findings provide support for theories that link mass education to the onset of fertility limitation through children's schooling experience.

DOI:10.1080/0032472031000147256 (Full Text)

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