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Education and Postponement of Maternity

Education and Postponement of Maternity

This book examines economic aspects of the role of women’s education in the postponement of maternity in ten industrialized countries or regions: Sweden, Norway, Italy, Spain, Ireland, the Netherlands and Western Germany, the Czech Republic and Eastern Germany, and the United States. Each is investigated using survey data relating age at motherhood with the investment in education of the mother. The result is a detailed picture of the economics of fertility decisions.

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Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
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ISBN 1402047169
Pages 327 pages
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This result suggests that postponement of maternity by extended youth education works more by delaying couple formation than by delaying parenthood once the couple is formed. In previous work Gustafsson and coauthors have analyzed ...

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