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Author, Analytic
Handa, Sudhanshu
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Deparment of Economics
Article Title
The impact of education, income, and mortality on fertility in Jamaica.
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World Development
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200l
Volume ID
28
Issue ID
1
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173-86
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Abstract
The socioeconomic determinants of cumulative and recent fertility are investigated with micro data from Jamaica, a middle-income country with low rates of infant mortality and total fertility. Infant mortality has a significant nonlinear influence on fertility, peaking at a mortality rate of 0.46. Both education and income have strong negative effects on births but the impact of education is stronger; for rural women the birth elasticities are -0.15 and -0.45 for income and education, respectively. Finally, the transmission of the education effect appears to be through raising the value of time of the woman rather than changing preferences.....
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