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What has driven the great fertility decline in developing countries since 1960?
Journal of Development Studies
  • Jakob B Madsen, Monash University
  • Solmaz Moslehi, Monash University
  • Cong Wang, Bond University
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3-1-2017
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Madsen, J.B., Moslehi, S., & Wang, C. (2017). What has driven the great fertility decline in developing countries since 1960? Journal of Development Studies.

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Abstract
Several developing countries are currently experiencing a significant fertility decline, however, academic economists have paid little attention to this transition. This paper seeks to explain the fertility transition by infant mortality, urbanisation, income, culture and educational attainment of females and males using annual data for 92 developing countries over the period 1960–2014. External instruments are used to deal with endogeneity. The results suggest that increasing per capita income, improved female education and increasing secularisation have been important determinants for declining fertility in the developing world
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Jakob B Madsen, Solmaz Moslehi and Cong Wang. "What has driven the great fertility decline in developing countries since 1960?" Journal of Development Studies (2017) ISSN: 0022-0388
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/cong-wang/2/