Cristin-resultat-ID: 854577
Sist endret: 30. januar 2009 00:00
NVI-rapporteringsår: 2008
Resultat
Vitenskapelig artikkel
2008

Education and Fertility: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

Bidragsytere:
  • Kjell G. Salvanes
  • Karin Monstad og
  • Carol Propper

Tidsskrift

The Scandinavian Journal of Economics
ISSN 0347-0520
e-ISSN 1467-9442
NVI-nivå 2

Om resultatet

Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2008
Volum: 110
Hefte: 4
Sider: 827 - 852

Importkilder

ForskDok-ID: r08021892

Klassifisering

Emneord

Education

Beskrivelse Beskrivelse

Tittel

Education and Fertility: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

Sammendrag

Declining fertility is often attributed to the increased education of women. It is difficult to establish a causal link because both fertility and education have changed secularly. In this paper we study the connection between fertility and education using educational reform as an instrument to control for selection. Our results indicate that increasing education leads to postponement of first births away from teenage motherhood and towards women having their first birth in their 20s as well as, for a smaller group, up to the age of 35-40. We find no evidence, however, that more education results in more women remaining childless or having fewer children.

Bidragsytere

Kjell Gunnar Salvanes

Bidragsyterens navn vises på dette resultatet som Kjell G. Salvanes

Karin Monstad

  • Tilknyttet:
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    ved Universitetet i Bergen

Carol Propper

  • Tilknyttet:
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    ved Norges Handelshøyskole
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