Faculty Publications

Title

Female Education, Modernity, and Fertility in India

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

African and Asian Studies

Volume

29

Issue

1-2

First Page

110

Last Page

119

Abstract

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.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1994

DOI of published version

10.1163/156852194X00072

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