Female Employment Reduces Fertility in Rural Senegal

  title={Female Employment Reduces Fertility in Rural Senegal},
  author={Goedele Van den Broeck and Miet Maertens},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Economic growth and modernization of society are generally associated with fertility rate decreases but which forces trigger this is unclear. In this paper we assess how fertility changes with increased labor market participation of women in rural Senegal. Evidence from high-income countries suggests that higher female employment rates lead to reduced fertility rates but evidence from developing countries at an early stage of demographic transition is largely absent. We concentrate on a rural… CONTINUE READING