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Women's education and fertility in Islamic countries

Abbasi Shavazi, Mohammad; Torabi, Fatemah


Education is the main driving force of development, autonomy and demographic change. It provides women access to modern ways of thinking, confidence to engage with the modern world, reduces infant mortality, raises age at marriage and stimulates higher levels of gender equity within couple relationships. Schooling is also positively related with more favorable attitudes towards birth control, greater knowledge of contraception, and husband-wife communication. It also promotes female labour...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Population Dynamics in Muslim Countries: Assembling the Jigsaw
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-27881-5_4


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