1 Education and Fertility : Evidence from a Natural Experiment

  title={1 Education and Fertility : Evidence from a Natural Experiment},
  author={Karin Monstad},
In many developed countries a decline in fertility has occurred. This development has been attributed to greater education of women. However, establishing a causal link is difficult as both fertility and education have changed secularly. The contribution of this paper is to study the connection between fertility and education over a woman’s fertile period focusing on whether the relationship is causal. We study fertility in Norway and use an educational reform as an instrument to correct for… CONTINUE READING

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