Determinants of Fertility in the Long Run

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This study investigates the determinants of fertility using a panel data set for 43 countries from 1900 to 2010 at five-year intervals. The regression results show that fertility increases with infant mortality and national disasters and decreases with total years of educational attainment and political development. Fertility rates fall initially and then rise with an increase inncome. Average years of schooling of females has a significantly negative effect on fertility rates, whereas that of males are statistically insignificant. A woman's educational attainment at the primary and secondary levels has a pronounced negative effect on fertility rates. On the contrary, an increase in a woman's tertiary educational attainment, with the level of a man’s remaining constant, tends to raise fertility rates, particularly in advanced countries, indicating that highly educated women can have a better environment for childrearing in a society with greater gender equality.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSingapore Economic Review
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2019 Jan 1

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Fertility rate
Educational attainment
Disaster
Infant mortality
Gender equality
Panel data
Schooling
Political development

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Determinants of Fertility in the Long Run. / Lee, Jong Wha.

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