EFFECT OF EDUCATION LEVEL ON FERTILITY IN SUB- SAHARAN AFRICA: PANEL COINTEGRATION ANALYSIS

Author's Name: Associate Proffesor Cemil Serhat AKIN & Associate Proffesor Cengiz AYTUN
Subject Area: Social Science and Humanities
Subject Other
Section Research Paper

Keyword:

Fertility; school enrollment of female; panel cointegration.


Abstract

The aim of this study is to investigate the impact of education level on fertility rate. In this frame, impact of primary, secondary and tertiary school enrollment of female is questioned for Sub-Saharan African countries by panel data cointegration analysis. In the scope of this study, 13 Sub-Sahara countries ‘data are contributed to the analysis for the period of 1990 to 2011. As to the results positive relationship is found between the primary school enrollment of female and fertility rate. On the other hand negative relationship is found between both secondary school enrollment and fertility rate and tertiary school enrollment of female and fertility rate.

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