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Fertility, Education and Resources in South Africa

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  • Thomas, D

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Population and education are likely to play a central role in public policy in South Africa as it emerges form years of apartheid. Using household survey data, collected as part of the Project for Statistics on Living Standards and Development, the paper examine some of the mechanisms that underlie the negative association between fertility and education.

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Paper provided by RAND - Labor and Population Program in its series Papers with number 96-15.

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Length: 35 pages
Date of creation: 1996
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Handle: RePEc:fth:randlp:96-15

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Keywords: FERTILITY ; EDUCATION ; AFRICA;

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  1. Osili, Una Okonkwo & Long, Bridget Terry, 2008. "Does female schooling reduce fertility? Evidence from Nigeria," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 87(1), pages 57-75, August.
  2. Øystein Kravdal, 2000. "A search for aggregate-level effects of education on fertility, using data from Zimbabwe," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 3(3), August.

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