Jan 23, 2013

Fertility rate and female education (the US)

The graph is from the paper "Do Highly Educated Women Choose Smaller Families?" by Hazan & Zoabi (January 2012).

The authors explain:
We show that highly educated women substitute a significant part of their own parenting with childcare. This enables them to have more children and work longer hours, consistent with the evidence.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, really interesting. I thought the lowest fertility rate would be Advanced Degree instead of some college!
    Thanks for sharing