Seeding the gender revolution: Women’s education and cohort fertility among the baby boom generations

  title={Seeding the gender revolution: Women’s education and cohort fertility among the baby boom generations},
  author={Jan Van Bavel and Martin Klesment and {\'E}va Beaujouan and Zuzanna Brzozowska and Allan Puur and David S. Reher and Miguel Requena and Glenn Sandstr{\"o}m and Tom{\'a}{\vs} Sobotka and Kry{\vs}tof Zeman},
  journal={Population Studies},
  pages={283 - 304}
In Europe and the United States, women’s educational attainment started to increase around the middle of the twentieth century. The expected implication was fertility decline and postponement, whereas in fact the opposite occurred. We analyse trends in the quantum of cohort fertility among the baby boom generations in 15 countries and how these relate to women’s education. Over the 1901–45 cohorts, the proportion of parents with exactly two children rose steadily and homogeneity in family sizes… 

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