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Published: 01 February 1996

328 Pages | 2 figures, 46 tables

ISBN: 9780198290339

Bookseller Code (06)

Women's Education, Autonomy, and Reproductive Behaviour

Experience from Developing Countries

Shireen J. Jejeebhoy

A Clarendon Press Publication

International Studies in Demography

This research survey looks at the measurable effects of women's education on fertility and female autonomy. Women's access to education is a fundamental right, empowering women and affecting their demographic behavior. However, there is little consensus on the exact nature of the relationship between education, fertility, and autonomy. This study reviews the evidence from the developing world that has emerged over the last twenty years.

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