This volume assesses the evidence, and possible mechanisms, for the associations between women's education, fertility preferences, and fertility in developing countries, and how these associations vary across regions. It discusses the implications of these associations for policies in the population, health, and education sectors, including implications for research.
"The various chapters make several important theoretical contributions to the advancement of our understanding about the relationships between schooling of girls and fertility. ... This book certainly raises many more questions than it answers. As such it is a challenging text, throwing down the gauntlet to future researchers and opening up wider debates..."
--Journal of Biosocial Science, Volume 33, Part 2