Female Education, Modernity, and Fertility in India
African and Asian Studies
This paper investigates the effect of female education and modernity on general fertility. Evidence from available data indicates that education of females has a significant effect on fertility after controlling for the effect of modernity and some other factors. On the other hand, modernity is not found to have an independent effect on the number of live births after controlling for education, infant mortality, and age at marriage. A significant relationship is seen between infant mortality and fertility. Thus, policies aimed at increasing the female education and reducing the infant mortality hold the key to reducing the fertility. © 1994, Brill. All rights reserved.
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Yadava, Surendar S. and Chadney, James G., "Female Education, Modernity, and Fertility in India" (1994). Faculty Publications. 4366.