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The first generation with mass schooling and the fertility transition: the case of Sri Lanka

Dissanayake, Lakshman


This study attempts to explain the Sri Lankan fertility transition in terms of the pre-transition fertility regime and conditions leading to its destabilization. This study therefore deviates from previous studies of fertility in Sri Lanka which have largely focused upon the post-transitional fertility differentials. From the first formulation of demographic transition theory, education has been used as a significant factor relating to the fertility transition, but Caldwell’s ‘mass education...[Show more]

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Date published: 1996
Type: Journal article


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