Seminar: The Relationship Between Education and Fertility, Women and Men Born 1940-64, Theory and a Country Example

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Research Program Brown Bag Seminar

When: Mar 18 2008 (All day)
Where: John A. Burns Hall, Room 3012
What:

The Relationship
Between Education and Fertility, Women and Men Born 1940-64, Theory and a
Country Example

Ronald
R. Rindfuss, Senior Fellow

March 18, 2008, Noon - 1:00 pm

John A. Burns Hall, Room 3012, 3rd Floor

We
should know, but surprisingly, relatively little is actually known about the
relationship between education and completed fertility in low fertility
countries, and especially the trend in this relationship over time. An inverse
relationship is the traditional expectation for women, but the topic has been
left largely unexplored for at least a generation.And for men the topic has been almost
completely neglected. The theoretical reasons for the relationship will be
discussed, including feedbacks from fertility to education.The different expectations for men and women
will be emphasized.Then data from
Norwegian population registers for cohorts 1940-64 will be used to illustrate
different, and perhaps surprising, trends for women and men.There will also be discussion as to why the
education and completed fertility relationship can be examined for so few
countries, and especially so few Asian countries.

Ronald R. Rindfuss is a Senior Fellow in the Research
Program of the East-West Center.His
research interests include family, fertility and the relationship between
population processes and the environment.In addition to his interests in institutional aspects of low fertility,
he has been working on understanding the profound changes in family behavior
that have been occurring in Japan.He is
also using agent-based models to analyze the relationships among population
growth, out-migration, remittances, and land-use change in his long-term study
site in Northeast Thailand.


Primary Contact Info:
Name: Laura Moriyama
Phone: 808-944-7444