ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Female Education and Fertility Decline

Both recent theory and evidence suggest that female education continues to play an important role in India's fertility decline. Although the bulk of fertility decline is now occurring among uneducated women and may mask the contribution of education to it, studies reveal the role of diffusion mechanisms, including the positive role of others, especially women's education, on the fertility behaviour of the uneducated.

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