January 15, 2020
Among the many determinants of fertility studied in developed countries, educational attainment and religious affiliation are important and opposing factors. While fertility levels rise with religious affiliation, they fall with women’s education levels. The combined effect of these two characteristics is uncertain. Does religious affiliation attenuate the effect of educational attainment? Does education mitigate the effect of religion? Do these relationships vary across cultural contexts? To answer these questions, this article examines the entry into parenthood and completed fertility of cohorts of women born between the 1920s and 1960s in the United Kingdom and France according to their religious affiliation and practice and their level of education.
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Volume: 75 , p.9 -36
Being highly educated not a curb to bigger families for religious women, study suggestsNitzan Peri Rotem,
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