• Corpus ID: 12359878

Jungho Kim Ajou University , Republic of Korea , and IZA , Germany Female education and its impact on fertility

@inproceedings{Kim2016JunghoKA,
  title={Jungho Kim Ajou University , Republic of Korea , and IZA , Germany Female education and its impact on fertility},
  author={Jungho Kim and elevAtor PItCH and maiN mESSaGE},
  year={2016}
}
The fertility gap between women with primary vs no education widens as incomes increase, but decreases at higher (secondary vs primary) education levels. Educated women are more physically capable of giving birth than uneducated women; but want fewer children and control birth better. Educated women provide better care at home, thus increasing the value of their children’s human capital and reducing the need for more children. At relatively early stages of a country’s development, educated… 

Figures from this paper

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 15 REFERENCES

The Supply of Birth Control Methods, Education, and Fertility: Evidence from Romania

This paper investigates the effect of the supply of birth control methods on fertility behavior by examining Romania's 23-year period of pronatalist policies. Following the lifting of the

Women’s Education and Fertility: An Analysis of the Relationship between Education and Birth Spacing in Indonesia

  • Jungho Kim
  • Economics
    Economic Development and Cultural Change
  • 2010
The negative relationship between women’s education and fertility is one of the strongest empirical regularities in social science, yet there are few empirical studies that identify the mechanisms

Women's Education, Autonomy and Reproductive Behaviour: Experience from Developing Countries.

This study concludes that such contextual factors as the overall level of socio-economic development and the situation of women in traditional kinship structures complicate the general assumptions about the interrelationships between education, fertility, and female autonomy.

Parental Education and Child Health: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Taiwan

Parents' schooling does indeed cause favorable infant health outcomes and the increase in schooling associated with the reform saved almost 1 infant life in 1,000 live births in the years 1978-1999.

The Impact of Education on Fertility and Child Mortality: Do Fathers Really Matter Less than Mothers?

This paper takes advantage of a massive school construction program that took place in Indonesia between 1973 and 1978 to estimate the effect of education on fertility and child mortality. Time and

Education and Fertility: Evidence from a Policy Change in Kenya

This paper investigates the relationship between women's education and fertility by exploiting a 1985 policy change in Kenya that lengthened primary school by one year. An instrumental variables

Mother&Apos;S Schooling and Fertility Under Low Female Labor Force Participation: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

This paper studies the effect of mothers' education on fertility in a population with very low female labor force participation. The results we present are particularly relevant to many countries in

The Effect of Female Education on Fertility and Infant Health: Evidence from School Entry Policies Using Exact Date of Birth

It is argued that school entry policies manipulate primarily the education of young women at risk of dropping out of school.

How does female education affect fertility? A structural model for the Cote d'Ivoire.

  • S. Appleton
  • Economics
    Oxford bulletin of economics and statistics
  • 1996
Examination of the links between female schooling and fertility in the Ivory Coast suggests that women with more children tended to marry later and breast feed longer and primary schooling had a weak impact on fertility and proximate determinants.