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Protected Agriculture : A Global Review :  A Global Review - Merle H. Jensen

Protected Agriculture : A Global Review

A Global Review

Paperback Published: 1995
ISBN: 9780821329306
Number Of Pages: 157

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World Bank Living Standards Measurement Study No. 112. Assesses evidence of a negative correlation between the number of children born and levels of child schooling by examining their determinants. In many developing countries, as parents have fewer children, they invest more in the health, education, and welfare of each child. This quantity-quality tradeoff is vividly illustrated in the recent economic development of Southeast Asia and Latin America. In Sub-Saharan Africa, however, the existence of such a tradeoff has not been established. The few studies conducted to date reveal either no correlation or a slightly positive one, whereby higher fertility rates are linked to greater schooling per child. This study examines the determinants of fertility and of child schooling in CÃ'te d'Ivoire and Ghana to assess evidence of a tradeoff, using data from three surveys conducted between 1985 and 1987. The results are mixed. In CÃ'te d'Ivoire, there is evidence of such a tradeoff in urban areas but not rural ones. In urban areas, female schooling, higher income, and improved child survival are associated with lower fertility and higher child schooling. In both rural and urban areas of Ghana, there is a tradeoff between fertility and child schooling with higher incomes, and, in rural Ghana, with increases in mothers' schooling. Also available in French (La relation entre le nombre des enfants et de la scolarisation: Le cas de la CÃ'te d'Ivoire et du Ghana): (ISBN 0-8213-3374-7) Stock No. 13374.

ISBN: 9780821329306
ISBN-10: 0821329308
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 157
Published: 1995
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 22.2  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.48

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