Australian Health & Human Capital Economics Seminar| Tom Vogl
Welcome back to the Virtual Australian Health & Human Capital Economics Seminar Series, which goes into its second year. This event is organised by A/Professor Victoria Baranov (UMelb), Dr Sarah Walker (UNSW), Professor Stefanie Schurer (USyd), Dr Rebecca McKibbin (USyd), Professor Adeline Delavande (UTS), and Professor Brenda Gannon (UQ).
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Fertility and the Education of Parents and Children in Africa
Wednesday 22 June 2022
10.00am – 11.00pm
Zoom Link: https://uni-sydney.zoom.us/j/89575162009
Abstract: Sub-Saharan Africa exhibits higher fertility and lower education than the rest of the world. Economic and demographic theory posit that these phenomena are linked in a common decision problem, so that fertility decline coincides with education growth among both adults and children. Using microdata from 33 African countries, this paper documents how adult education, fertility, and child investment coevolve across successive female birth cohorts within countries or sub-national regions. Fertility decline is associated with growth in children’s grade attainment but not enrollment. The discordance is mirrored by a split in how trends in women’s education relate to trends in fertility and child outcomes. Rising women’s education predicts declining fertility and rising children’s grade attainment but is unrelated to enrollment growth.
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