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

@inproceedings{Ferr2007AgeAF,
  title={Age at First Child : Does Education Delay Fertility Timing ? The Case of Kenya},
  author={C{\'e}line Ferr{\'e}},
  year={2007}
}
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
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