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Do Individuals with Higher Education Prefer Smaller Families? Education, Fertility Preference and the Value of Children in Greater Jakarta

Utomo, Ariane; McDonald, Peter; Utomo, Iwu Dwisetyani; Hull, Terry


An emerging scholarship indicates that the negative educational gradient in fertility preference has reversed in some low-fertility societies in the West. This paper explores the association between education and fertility preference in Greater Jakarta. We use longitudinal data from 962 young adults surveyed in 2010 and 2014. We look at two complementary measures of fertility preference: desired number of children, and a series of attitudinal questions around the value of children, supplemented...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Child Indicators Research
DOI: 10.1007/s12187-020-09752-6


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