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ERIC Number: ED433956
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 332
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-309-06191-1
Critical Perspectives on Schooling and Fertility in the Developing World.
Bledsoe, Caroline H., Ed.; Casterline, John B., Ed.; Johnson-Kuhn, Jennifer A., Ed.; Haaga, John G., Ed.
The assumption of a causal relationship between more schooling and lower fertility for women has led many governments to support women's education. However, understanding the nature and strength of the relationship between education and fertility remains a central challenge for scholars seeking to explain demographic and social change and for policymakers who must allocate scarce public resources. This book brings together analyses from several research perspectives to re-examine the relationship between education and fertility and to rethink conventional lines of logic in the education-fertility paradigm. The papers are: (1) "Introduction" (Caroline Bledsoe, Jennifer Johnson-Kuhn, and John Haaga); (2) "Female Education and Fertility: Examining the Links" (Ian Diamond, Margaret Newby, and Sarah Varle); (3) "What is Meant, and Measured, by 'Education'?" (Anthony Carter); (4) "Implications of Formal Schooling for Girls' Transitions to Adulthood in Developing Countries" (Cynthia Lloyd and Barbara Mensch); (5) "School Quality, Student Achievement, and Fertility in Developing Countries" (Paul Glewwe); (6) "Fertility, Education, and Resources in South Africa" (Duncan Thomas); (7) "Which Girls Stay in School? The Influence of Family Economy, Social Demands, and Ethnicity in South Africa" (Bruce Fuller and Xiaoyan Liang); (8) "Excess Fertility, Unintended Births, and Children's Schooling" (Mark Montgomery and Cynthia Lloyd); (9) "Women's Education, Marriage, and Fertility in South Asia: Do Men Really Not Matter?" (Alaka Basu); and (10) "Fertility and Education: What Do We Now Know?" (Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue). Each paper contains references. (KB)
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Palo Alto, CA.; Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, NY.; Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education.
Identifiers - Location: Asia; South Africa