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Can increased educational attainment explain declining Indigenous fertility?

Venn, Danielle; Dinku, Yonatan


Prior research shows that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are more likely to have children and have more children, on average, than non‐Indigenous women. However, like those of the total Australian population, fertility rates of Indigenous women have been declining since the 1970s. The decline has been more significant in recent years. Between 2006 and 2016, an increasing proportion of Indigenous women postponed childbirth from their teens into their 20s and 30s, leading women to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Social Issues
DOI: 10.1002/ajs4.89


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