Age at First Child : Does Education Delay Fertility Timing ? The Case of Kenya

  title={Age at First Child : Does Education Delay Fertility Timing ? The Case of Kenya},
  author={C{\'e}line Ferr{\'e}},
Completing additional years of education necessarily entails spending more time in school. There is naturally a rather mechanical effect of schooling on fertility if women tend not to have children while continuing to attend high school or college, thus delaying the beginning of and shortening their reproductive life. We use data from the Kenyan DHS surveys of 1989, 1993, 1998 and 2003 to uncover the impact of staying one more year in school on teenage fertility. To get around the endogeneity… CONTINUE READING
16 Citations
31 References
Similar Papers


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 16 extracted citations


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 31 references

Salvanes. Fast times at Ridgemont High? The effect of compulsory schooling laws on teenage births

  • S. E. Black, P. J. Devereux, K.G
  • IZA Discussion Paper Series
  • 2004
Highly Influential
7 Excerpts

The impact of education on fertility and child mortality: Do fathers really matter less than mothers

  • L. Breirova, E. Duflo
  • NBER Working Paper # 10513,
  • 2003
Highly Influential
6 Excerpts

Making motherhood safer: Overcoming obstacles on the pathway to care

  • E. I. Ransom, N. V. Yinger
  • Population Reference
  • 2002
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Poukouta. Trends and differentials in desired family size in Kenya

  • P.V.B.M. Fapohunda
  • African Population Studies / ́ Etude de la…
  • 1997
Highly Influential
6 Excerpts

Trends and differentials in adolescent reproductive behavior in subSaharan Africa

  • M. Mahy, N. Gupta
  • DHS Analytical Studies, Calverton, Maryland: ORC…
  • 2002
Highly Influential
3 Excerpts

Does female schooling reduce fertility? Evidence from Nigeria

  • U. O. Osili, B. T. Long
  • NBER Working Paper # 13070,
  • 2007
1 Excerpt

The consequences of teenage childbearing

  • A. Ashcraft, K. Lang
  • Working Paper,
  • 2006
2 Excerpts

The effect of education on fertility: Evidence from compulsory schooling laws

  • A. Le ́on
  • Working Paper,
  • 2004

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…